Women-Inclusive Return on Investment (WI-ROI) framework - improving development outcomes for women & marginalised groups
BEAM Grab the Mic webinar
Date: 24th January 2023
Erin Markel, MarketShare Associates (MSA)
Ryan Bourque, DAI/USAID Feed the Future Market Systems & Partnerships Activity (MSP)
This webinar aimed to illustrate how gender-inclusive policies are not only good for society, but good for business.
The WI-ROI Framework looks at how to promote improved development outcomes for women within private sector development, including MSD, initiatives.
It is a guide for development practitioners working with their business partners to calculate the likely financial returns for investing in women’s inclusion across the partner’s business operations.
It focuses particularly on:
- talent & leadership
- workplace culture
- supply chains
The webinar was primarily aimed at development implementing partners working on MSD programmes, as well as inclusive growth initiatives more broadly. It will also be useful for gender-focused impact investors and donor staff.