While Filipino women are active participants in e-commerce, closing the gender gap will increase their ability to compete on online platforms, a report released by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group said.

The report titled "Women in e-commerce in Southeast Asia" released on Thursday said that for countries like the Philippines, where women are already active participants but are largely concentrated in the microenterprise segment rather than in higher-earning businesses, closing the gender gap will require finding ways to increase women's sales and their ability to compete on e-commerce platforms.

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