Inclusive Distribution: Advancing Gender Equality in the Fast-moving Consumer Goods Sector

2022
Page count
16
pages
Description

Across the world, women play key roles as distributors and retailers of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), however, the extent of their participation varies. This learning brief introduces how gender equality can be advanced within the distribution activities of the FMCG sector. It presents an emerging business case, the challenges, and recommendations to address these challenges. The brief is based on IFC projects in Egypt, Indonesia, Nigeria, Philippines, and Sri Lanka; desk research; and interviews with market participants. The target audience comprises FMCG sales and distribution teams; FMCG sustainability teams; e-supply chain actors, including business-to business (B2B) distribution platforms; and investors seeking to accelerate gender equality.

Publisher
International Finance Corporation, Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative
Publish date
Authors
H. Kipnis
H. Kolb
K. Mignano
Language of publication
English
Region/Country
Region
Global
Country
Egypt
Indonesia
Sri Lanka
Nigeria
Philippines