GESI Global Seminar. Gender insights from the COVID-19 digital merchant survey

Crawford School of Public Policy | Indonesia Project
GESI Global Seminar. Gender insights from the COVID-19 digital merchant survey

Event details

Indonesia Study Group

Date & time

Wednesday 15 December 2021


Online via Zoom


Maria Monica Wihardja (World Bank) and Putu Sanji Wibisana (World Bank)


ANU Indonesia Project

To join:

In COVID-19 time, e-commerce draws many women because of necessity. We examine how female-owned businesses on e-marketplace perform and how the government and platforms could help them. We found that gender gaps are smaller in e-commerce platforms than in the offline business in some areas, but gender gaps remain in other aspects, demanding more studies. However, there were wide heterogeneities among female merchants, indicating that female merchants should not be seen as one aggregated group only.

This seminar will be recorded and will be available to the public through ANU Indonesia Project Channel. About the ANU Indonesia Project Global Seminar Series

The ANU Indonesia Project Global Seminar is an online seminar series that explores current developments in Indonesia. The aim of the series is to bring together people and research from around the world to broaden understanding and stimulate debate on key challenges faced by Indonesia, drawing on the experiences of other countries.

Starting from December 2021, the Global Seminars will feature two series: - a Covid-19 recovery series, and - a gender equality and social inclusion series (GESI series).

The Covid-19 recovery series will explore the economic, health and policy challenges Indonesia faces as it emerges from the COVID-19 crisis. The GESI series will highlight current research, policies and community action relating to gender and social inclusion in Indonesia.

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