• Report year:2019
  • Report author: Karina Fernandez-Stark, Vivian Couto and Penny Bamber
  • Organisation: World Bank Group
The findings of this exploratory research indicate that high tech is changing the gender equation, but progress is slow. A higher share of women is concentrated in those activities which have adopted new technologies, but female participation is still very low. Importantly, the new technologies have removed technical barriers to female inclusion, but other non- technical ones have gained importance. The Chilean experience offers key lessons for policy makers in resource rich countries seeking to use technology to overcome the gender gap in these sectors.