The Sweef Capital Gender ROI (Gender ROI) is a tool developed from the collective field experience of gender lens practitioners and in collaboration with stakeholders and subject matter experts including 2X Global members, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) through support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Criterion Institute, GenderSmart, Huber Social, ICRW Advisers (ICRW), IFU and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP). This growing community is aligned in addressing challenges facing women as entrepreneurs, business leaders, employees and consumers working towards enacting systemic change.
This Practitioner’s Manual sets out how any organization or fund can conduct deep gender analysis and track their performance. The measures outlined in the Manual have been designed by practitioners for practitioners and are flexible enough to integrate into existing reporting and governance regimes. They are grounded in strong evidence that improving diversity, equity and inclusion through economic empowerment is good for women, their families and communities, for business and global economic growth, and for the environment.