Women-Inclusive Return on Investment (WI-ROI) framework - improving development outcomes for women & marginalised groups

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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
  • consumers
  • 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.

Watch the webinar