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Gendered Impacts of COVID-19 on Employment in the Private Sector

IFC Study says female employees in Sri Lanka’s private sector are more productive working from home

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The FINANCIAL — Almost two-thirds of 140,000 employees in Sri Lanka’s leading companies are struggling to meet personal and family financial obligations due to the impact of COVID-19, reveals a new report. The report, Gendered Impacts of COVID-19 on Employment in the Private Sector, by Women in Work, a partnership between IFC—a member of the World Bank Group—and the Australian government, highlights that almost three quarters of the companies surveyed experienced a negative impact on revenue as a result of the pandemic. The report is based on a survey conducted among 15 leading Sri Lankan companies across a range of…

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IFC Study says female employees in Sri Lanka’s private sector are more productive working from home

3 mins read

The FINANCIAL — Almost two-thirds of 140,000 employees in Sri Lanka’s leading companies are struggling to meet personal and family financial obligations due to the impact of COVID-19, reveals a new report. The report, Gendered Impacts of COVID-19 on Employment in the Private Sector, by Women in Work, a partnership between IFC—a member of the…