Over 84% of our headcount currently works outside the developed world in an emerging or frontier market, or a developing country.
Agility faces a challenging industry and geographic context when it comes to gender participation. According to the World Bank, 104 countries around the world have laws that prevent women from working in some jobs, and in many emerging economies, this includes certain jobs in transporting goods, particularly at night. Beyond regulations, there are often cultural taboos associated with women working in warehouses or driving trucks in some parts of the world. Times are changing. More women are pursuing advance degrees in logistics, in our increasingly digitized industry. Agility is working to recognize and foster female talent, and has achieved women participation levels that are on par with other companies in the industrial sector, with about 25% of overall management being female. In 16 markets, Agility’s management is over 40% female. Asia has the strongest representation of women in management in our business.
Agility works hard to recognize and foster female talent in the logistics industry. As a result, the levels of female participation by job level are consistently at or above average for our industry. However, we recognize that we can do more to build female talent in a traditionally male-dominated industry. We are working on monitoring our progress and identifying the right steps to take to improve our performance.
At the global level, Agility's LDP program provides directors and senior managers with current, relevant training on strategy, leadership and change management. LDP participants work in teams on projects critical to the company's transformation, including the improvement of operations productivity, sales effectiveness and the continued development of Agility GIL's broader strategy. The program design matches stretch assignments with disciplined learning and a coaching environment.
At the regional level, the MDP enables senior managers and junior level executives with successful track records to get access to relevant learning and development to accelerate the ability of our people to meet today's and tomorrow's challenges. Participants work with teammates from different cultures and backgrounds across the region and receive Board-level mentorship.
For our leaders on the front-lines, Agility's Branch Manager Excellence program aims to improve business results by increasing organizational capacity via improved management of human capital, fostering a culture of P&L ownership, improving employee morale with stronger leadership and improved HR skills, continually upgrading talent and skills of this critical organizational level, and strengthening the internal succession pipeline.