IRIS Data Brief: Focus on Employment
Published in 2013, this data brief includes performance data from more than 4,000 organizations to provide an industry spotlight on metrics related to employment. As the first in the “IRIS Data Brief” series, the report includes statistics that present a broad summary of the full data set, as well as a focused set of analyses related to employees of organizations receiving impact investment capital, including data on employment by gender, geography and impact objective.
"On average, 38% of the permanent employees at contributing organizations are women, but this number varies considerably by region. On the low end, organizations based in South Asia on average report 17% of permanent employees are women, and on the high end, organizations based in East Asia and the Pacific on average report that 47% of permanent employees are women."