Four strategies for helping women in fragile settings succeed in the digital economy

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is disproportionately impacting women’s ng-click on kaduna4-wblivelihoods. Young women are more prone to unemployment and under-employment than men, and many work in service and informal sector jobs that have been most disrupted during the crisis.

As part of their COVID-19 response, governments are exploring digital solutions to promote economic recovery. However, gender gaps in internet use and mobile phone access mean that job opportunities in the digital economy remain out of reach for many women. This inequality is exacerbated in communities affected by fragility, conflict and violence (FCV), where women often face greater safety and security concerns, significant mobility constraints, and restrictive sociocultural norms. This is the case in Kaduna, a state in northern Nigeria affected by years of conflict and instability.

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eC2: Digital Economy For South Asia (DE4SA)- Digital Economy Assessments

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The World Bank Digital Development Global Practice (DD GP) is engaging with countries across Asia to identify new opportunities for growth and inclusion from the digital economy. These engagements have resulted in most cases from ongoing policy dialogue or investment lending programs and they reflect an interest from these countries to identify the public policies and investments that can promote their national digital economies. At the same time, there are opportunities to be realized through regional programs that could improve connectivity, access to markets, and grow the regional digital economy. In addition, there are also ongoing engagements with countries across Africa in other engagements.

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All Africa Digital Economy Moonshot

Spring Meeting Presentation

Digital innovation is creating unprecedented opportunities for Africa to grow its economy, create jobs, and transform people’s lives. With the aim to digitally connect every individual, business and government in Africa by 2030, the African Union, with the support of the World Bank Group, has embarked on an ambitious journey—a “moonshot” that will help countries accelerate progress, bring high-speed connectivity to all, and lay the foundations for a vibrant digital economy. This April, African leaders and influencers will come together to discuss practical ways of bringing the moonshot vision to life and building an inclusive digital future all across the continent. Watch live, share your ideas, and be part of the conversation!

Recap of the Annual Meetings 2017

The Annual Meetings 2017 organized by the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have come to an end. Last week, more than 13.000 people from 180 different countries, including their Board of Governs, spoke about different topics varied from agriculture, to human capital, infrastructure and economic growth. Below you will find a daily  recap of the Annual Meetings 2017, which include a certain topic in the sense of a interview, panel discussion, speech or experts Q&A session.

Human capital summit

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Official opening of the Annual Meetings 2017

Today, the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will officially be opened by the president of the World Bank Group: Jim Yong Kim.  Furthermore there will be held some more interesting events for 10/12/2017. Below there is more information about these events. Enjoy! You are even able to participate within these events through the World Bank Live.

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