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Title Women in Vanuatu : analyzing challenges to economic participation / Chakriya Bowman [and others]
Published Washington, D.C. : World Bank, [2009]
©2009
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 103 pages) : illustrations, map
Series Directions in development. Private sector development
Directions in development (Washington, D.C.). Private sector development.
Contents Preface and Acknowledgments; Foreword; Abbreviations; Map; Overview; Figures; Tables; Chapter 1 Doing Business in Vanuatu: The Cultural, Political, Economic, and Legal Contexts for Women's Economic Empowerment; Boxes; Chapter 2 Starting and Licensing a Business; Chapter 3 Registering Property; Chapter 4 Getting Credit; Chapter 5 Enforcing Contracts; Chapter 6 Employing Workers; Chapter 7 Trading across Borders; Appendix Summary of Focus Group Discussions with Female Entrepreneurs in Vanuatu; References; Index
Summary Vanuatu is a traditionally male dominated and largely patriarchal society. Women have extremely low representation in parliament and in other decision making bodies. Despite this, women are increasingly involved in private sector development and in the market economy. Available statistics suggest that women own nearly 30 percent of all businesses and approximately 20 percent of small and medium-sized enterprises. Yet, government support for women's economic empowerment and women in business has been limited, and reforms are needed to the general legal framework to ensure gender equality. This v
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 93-96) and index
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Subject Women -- Vanuatu -- Economic conditions.
Women -- Vanuatu -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0821379100 (electronic bk.)
9780821379103 (electronic bk.)