Women’s use of information and communications technologies (ICTs) for business is beginning to shift perceptions about women’s roles and positions in society. This is significant in a country like India, where persistent economic and social barriers still prevent women from fulfilling their economic potential. This report's findings and recommendations, while pertinent to the Indian context, have relevance for a number of low-income and emerging market economies.
The report translates insights into recommendations for the private sector, government and nongovernmental groups to encourage women to start, strengthen and sustain businesses by using ICTs. These include making women a core part of business strategies, designing policies that incentivize public-private partnerships, and drawing on the expertise and experience of local organizations that are already working to provide poor women with income-generating opportunities