Case study

Women at work

A comparative analysis of the absorption and retention of women in Fiji’s workforce

Published by
MDF: Market Development Facility

In Fiji, there are more unemployed women than men; women also tend to participate less in entrepreneurial activities and manage fewer businesses. While the number of women in the economy is increasing, mainly in the tourism sector, the traditional perceptions of gender roles, careers and responsibilities have remained unchanged.

This paper presents three case studies that highlight how MDF Fiji seeks to empower women through a comparative analysis of the absorption and retention of women in the workforce in Fiji. It also investigates how an increased number of women in the workforce impacts the seven dimensions of WEE.