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Key reports and other publications to support your women's enterprise development efforts!

Here is a listing - including links - of reports that we believe should be key publications on your women's enterprise development reference shelf.

ACG, Inc. & Dell - Global Women Entrepreneur Leaders Scorecard (ranking of 31 countries)

African Development Bank, Empowering African Women: An Agenda for Action - African Gender Equality Index 2015

The American Express OPEN/Womenable 2016 State of Women-Owned Businesses Executive Report; Summary Tables (April 2016)

The American Express OPEN/Womenable 2015 State of Women-Owned Businesses Executive Report; Summary Tables  (May 2015)

The American Express OPEN State of Women-Owned Businesses Report: A Summary of Important Trends, 1997-2014, authored by Womenable. (See also Womenable's commentary on the report.) (August 2014)

The American Express OPEN State of Women-Owned Businesses Report: A Summary of Important Trends, 1997-2013, authored by Womenable. (See also Womenable's blogpost commentary on the report.) (April 2013)

The American Express OPEN State of Women-Owned Businesses Report: A Summary of Important Trends, 1997-2012, authored by Womenable. (See also Womenable's blogpost commentary on the report.) (March 2012)

The American Express OPEN State of Women-Owned Businesses Report: A Summary of Important Trends, 1997-2011, authored by Womenable. (See also Womenable's commentary on the report.) (March 2011)

Babson College: Investing in the Power of Women: Progress Report on the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Initiative (September 2014)
 

BMO Financial Group, Carleton University, The Beacon Agency: A Force to Reckon With: Women, Entrepreneurship and Risk (2016)

Buvinic, M., Furst-Nichols, R. Promoting Women's Econic Empowerment: What Works? (November 2014)

Buvinic, M., Furst-Nichols, R., Koolwal, G. Mapping Data Gender Gaps (March 2014)

Calvert Investments: Women's Empowerment Principles

Canada: Prime Minister's Task Force on Women Entrepreneurs - Report and Recommendations English (October 2003)

Canada: Groupe de Travail du Premier Ministre sur les Femmes Entrepreneures - Rapport et Recommandations French (October 2003)

Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Full Participation Report (2015)

Diana Project: Women Entrepreneurs 2014: Bridging the Gender Gap in Venture Capital (2014)

Economist Intelligence Unit: Women's economic opportunity 2012 (registration required)

Economist Intelligence Unit: Women's economic opportunity index, 2010 (June 2010)

Ernst & Young: Groundbreakers-Using the strength of women to rebuild the world economy (2009)

Ernst & Young: Scaling up-Why women-owned businesses can recharge the global economy (2009)

European Commission: Statistical Data on Women Entrepreneurs in Europe (December 2014)

European Microfinance Network: Fostering Gender Equality document page (web site with links to reports)

EY: Force multipliers-How three fundamental adaptations can help women entrepreneurs scale big (2014)

EY, Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) of Inter-American Development Bank: WEGrow: Unlocking the Growth Potential of Women Entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean (2014)

GEDI Institute: Gender Global Entrepreneurship and Development Executive Report (June 2014)

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor: 2014 Women's Report (November 2015)

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor: 2012 Women's Report (August 2013)

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor: 2010 Women's Report (December 2011)

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor: 2007 Report on Women and Entrepreneurship and Executive Summary (May 2008)

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor: 2006 Report on Women and Entrepreneurship (March 2007)

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor: 2005 Report on Women and Entrepreneurship (March 2006)

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor: 2004 Report on Women and Entrepreneurship (May 2005)

Goldman Sachs Global Markets Institute: Giving credit where it is due: How closing the credit gap for women-owned SMEs can drive global growth (February 2014)

Inter-American Development Bank, Economist Intelligence Unit: Women's Entrepreneurial VentureScope (September 2013)

International Center for Research on Women: The Business Case for Women's Economic Empowerment: An Integrated Approach (2014)

ICRW: Catalyzing Growth in the Women-Run Small and Medium Enterprises Sector (SMEs): Evaluating the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Initiative (March 2012)

ICRW: Bridging the Gender Divide: How Technology Can Advance Women Economically (March 2010)

International Finance Corporation: Strengthening Access to Finance for Women-Owned SMEs in Developing Countries (October 2011)

International Finance Corporation: Women and Business: Drivers of Development (September 2011)

International Labour Organisation: Women in Business and Management: Gaining Momentum (2015)

International Labour Organisation-Women's Entrepreneurship Development: Effectiveness of Entrepreneurship Development Interventions for Women Entrepreneurs: An ILO-WED Issue Brief (December 2014)

International Trade Centre: Empowering women through public procurement (September 2014)

Kauffman Foundation: Sources of Economic Hope: Women's Entrepreneurship (November 2014)

Kauffman Foundation: Overcoming the Gender Gap: Women Entrepreneurs as Economic Drivers (September 2011)

Kauffman Foundation: State of the Field: Distilling the universe of entrepreneurship research (gender page) (website)

McKinsey Global Institute: The Power of Parity (2015)

McKinsey Global Institute: Delivering the power of parity (2016)

National Women's Business Council: Access to Capital by High-Growth Women-Owned Businesses (April 2014)

Niethammer, C.: Women, Entrepreneurship and The Opportunity to Promote Development and Business (2013 Brookings Blum Roundtable Policy Brief)

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD): Policy Brief on Evaluation of Inclusive Entrepreneurship Programmes (2014)

OECD: Women's Economic Empowerment Issues Paper (April 2011)

OECD-ILO-IMF-WBG: Achieving stronger growth by promoting a more gender-balanced economy (August 2014)

Quantum Leaps: The Roadmap to 2020: Fueling the Growth of Women's Enterprise Development (2010)

RBS Group: Women in Enterprise: A Different Perspective (2014)

Tillväxtverket (Sweden Agency for Economic and Regional Growth):

United Kingdom, Federation of Small Business: Women in Enterprise: The Untapped Potential (2016)

United Kingdom, PROWESS: State of Women's Enterprise in the UK (November 2007)

UK, Small Business Service: A Strategic Framework for Women's Enterprise (May 2003)

UK Women's Business Council, Deloitte: Women entrepreneurs: Developing collaborative ecosystems for success (2016)

UK Women's Entrprise Task Force final report, Greater Return on Women's Enterprise; UK government official response, The Government's Response to the Women's Enterprise Task Force (November 2009)

United Nations: UN-IANWGE & OECD-GENDERNET: Women's Economic Empowerment, Accountability & National Ownership, Summary Report of a Biennial workshop (February 2010)

United Nations: WomenWatch: Online Directory of Statistics and Indicators (web link)

UN: Various World Surveys on the Role of Women in Development

UN: The World's Women 2015: Trends and Statistics (October 2015)

UN: The World's Women 2010: Trends and Statistics (October 2010)

UN: The World's Women 2005 (March 2006)

UN: The World's Women 2000 (March 2001)

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD): Applying a Gender Lens to Science, Technology and Innovation (2011)

UN Economic Commission for Europe - Indicators of Gender Equality (2015)

UN Global Compact: Women's Empowerment Principles

United Nations Foundation, Exxon Mobil: A Roadmap for Promoting Women's Economic Empowerment (September 2013)

UN Statistics Division: links to The World's Women reports (1990-2010)

United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER): Female Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies (page with links to several articles) (August 2010)

UN Women: Page containing links to all Progress of the World's Women reports (2015)

UN Women: The Progress of the World's Women, 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights (2015)

UN Women: World Survey on the Role of Women in Development, 2014: Gender Equality and Sustainable Development (2014)

United States: Quantum Leaps, The Roadmap to 2020: Fueling the Growth of Women's Enterprise Development (2010)

United States Census Bureau: 2002 Census of Women-Owned Enterprises (January 2006)

United States Department of Commerce: Women-Owned Businesses in the 21st Century (October 2010)

United States Small Business Administration: Understanding the Gender Gap in STEM Fields Entrepreneurship(October 2014)

Vital Voices Global Partnership, IFC: Ready for Growth: Solutions to Increase Access to Finance for Women-Owned Businesses in the Middle East and North Africa (May 2013)

Winds of Change Foundation (U.S.): Women and the Economy: Mapping a Field (2003)

WomanStats Project: womanstats.org (web portal and searchable database)

Women's World Banking: Global Best Practices in Banking Women-Led SMEs (2014)

Women's World Banking: Gender Performance Indicators: How well are we serving women? (2013)

World Bank: Growing Women-led Enterprises in Mekong: Testing a Methodology for Accelerating Growth (2014)

World Bank: Supporting Growth-Oriented Women Entrepreneurs: A Review of the Evidence and Key Challenges (2014)

World Bank: Women, Business and the Law (web site & reports)

World Bank: World Development Report 2012: Gender Equality and Development (2011)

World Economic Forum: The Global Gender Gap Report 2015 (October 2015)

World Economic Forum: The Global Gender Gap Report 2014 (October 2014)

World Economic Forum: The Global Gender Gap Report 2013 (October 2013)

World Economic Forum: The Global Gender Gap Report 2012 (October 2012)

World Economic Forum: The Global Gender Gap Report 2011 (October 2011)

World Economic Forum: The Global Gender Gap Report 2010 (October 2010)

World Economic Forum: The Global Gender Gap Report 2009 (October 2009)

World Economic Forum: The Global Gender Gap Report 2008 (November 2008)

World Economic Forum: The Global Gender Gap Report 2007 (November 2007)

World Economic Forum: The Global Gender Gap Report 2006 (December 2006)