Gender-Based Analysis (GBA+) of The Impact Investing Landscape of Vietnam

This study investigates the application of Gender-Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) in Vietnam’s impact investing sector by integrating the GBA+ framework developed by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) with the GLI approach of IIX. The GBA+ methodology employed by GAC analyzes structural disparities to uncover the perspectives of women, men, and gender-diverse individuals towards policies, programs, and initiatives. Simultaneously, IIX’s GLI framework seeks to enhance the accessibility, cost-effectiveness, and fairness of financial resources, empowering women both socially and economically to establish a beneficial cycle of transformation in financial systems, environmental sustainability, and societal norms.

GBA+ assists in identifying financial, knowledge, and support deficiencies for entrepreneurs of all genders and from underrepresented sectors. The results indicate notable discrepancies in financial accessibility between genders and marginalized groups, underscoring the pressing necessity to tackle these concerns to enhance the economic feasibility and longevity of Social Impact Businesses (SIBs) and sustainable Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

The Impact Investing Readiness in Vietnam (IIRV) Project, funded by GAC and implemented by IIX, utilizes this thorough assessment to guide and develop successful approaches to recognize and tackle the obstacles in promoting a diverse and fair impact investment environment in Vietnam.