COVID-19 and Women’s Economic Participation

A rapid analysis on COVID-19 and implications for women’s economic participation

Authored by: Marian Baird and

Categories: Global Public Health
Sub-Categories: COVID-19, Economic Participation, Economic Recovery
Region: South and Central Asia
Year: 2020
Citation: Baird, Marian, and Elizabeth Elizabeth. “COVID-19 and Women’s Economic Participation: A Rapid Analysis on COVID-19 and Implications for Women’s Economic Participation.” Investing in Women, May 2020

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Executive Summary

This report provides analysis from a rapid but extensive literature review around the impacts of COVID-19, previous pandemics and recessions on the economic position of women. It also includes analysis on actual and potential impacts in Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines and Vietnam, as well as risks and opportunities looking ahead.