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Abbreviations

ACE ADB APEC ASEAN CEDAW EIU EOCFW EOWA EPZ GDP GNI HREOC ICA IFC ILO ITC

Action Community for Entrepreneurship (Singapore) Asian Development Bank Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Association of Southeast Asian Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women Economist Intelligence Unit (of The Economist) Employer of Choice for Women (Australia) Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (Australia) export processing zone gross domestic product gross national income Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (Australia) investment climate assessment International Finance Corporation International Labour Organization International Trade Centre xiii

Economic Opportunities for Women in the East Asia and Pacific Region  

The East Asia and Pacific region has made great progress, relative to other regions, with regard to both economic development and, specifica...