The Canada-Ukraine Trade & Investment Support (CUTIS) project presented the sectoral report ‘Visible and Invisible Barriers: a Gender-Based Analysis (GBA) of the Export Challenges of Ukrainian micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs)’
The main objective of the report was to provide useful policy recommendations to stakeholders on how to lower gender-based barriers to trade for women-owned and women-managed MSMEs in five target industries – apparel, footwear, furniture, confectionery, and IT services.
A gender-based analysis was used to examine the key issues facing men and women MSME owners and top managers as they engage in international trade.
The GBA was conducted by a team of academics at the Centre for Social Indicators associated with the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS).
The sectoral GBA reports also include recommendations for public and private stakeholders to overcome gender-related barriers. It is our hope that these recommendations spark further discussion and action to bring about a more level playing field for men and women in international trade.
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