International Women’s Day 2022—Accelerate Equality: Experience the Impact When you Break the Bias

On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2022, we at the World Bank Group will220x220-East Asia Pacific Gender celebrate women’s achievements and contributions with a series of events and engagements – we look forward to your participation!

The UN theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow, recognizing the contribution of women and girls around the world, who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response, to build a more sustainable future for all.”  

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COVID-19 and women-led businesses: More innovation but greater financial risk

Over a year into the pandemic, we have witnessed how a sweeping infectious disease and lockdown measures quickly deepened inequalities, hindering the progress that many have fought for years to achieve. One of the most striking examples is the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on women.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced gender inequalities around the world

 
COVID-19 has seriously impacted the global progress towards gender equality, with women around the world continuing to face laws and restrictions that hinder their economic opportunity, according to the latest Women, Business and the Law 2021. Reforming laws toward gender equality must be a priority as governments look to recover from COVID-19.
 
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Investing in women and girls: How governments can drive inclusive recovery

Before COVID-19, many countries were making significant gains in human capital, improving dole_graduation_pilot_philippineshealth and education outcomes for girls and boys and empowering women to reach their potential. Between 2010 and March 2020, the World Bank’s Human Capital Index 2020 Update found an average increase of five percent in the human capital index across countries.

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The triple G of clean cooking: Green, gender, and good health

As many of us stay at home and continue to work there during the COVID-19 pandemic, wecleancooking_leader are spending a lot more time in our kitchens than ever before. For some of us, this is about cooking in the comfort of a modern cooking environment.

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eC2:  DGM and REDD+ GENDER STUDY

Deadline: 08-Oct-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)rw_gender_ag_blog

The objective of this contract is to gather evidence on how DGM projects provided meaningful benefits to women in the key gender (in)equality domains of economic opportunities, access to and control over productive assets, voice, and agency. The contract will also collect evidence on how DGM empowered women during the intervention process. A selected firm is expected to conduct a study and produce a report which will be based on the research findings, as described below.

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eC2:  Opportunities to promote gender considerations and empowerment in low-carbon value chains.

Deadline:  01-Oct-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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The objectives of the assignment are to:

i. Review women’s role in forest-related livelihoods and economic activities, women’s access to low carbon value chains and constraints to and opportunities around such access including good practices in selected Emission Reductions Program countries.
ii. Recommend specific measures to mitigate risks and empower women to be engaged in low carbon livelihood value chains.
iii. Develop 4 detailed feasibility studies for piloting low-carbon women dominated value chains.

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Productivity growth threatened by COVID-19 disruptions

Productivity growth, a force that has contributed to lifting millions of people out of poverty in developing countries, will need substantial support from policymakers if it is to withstand the severe challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic shock. More in our latest study.

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How Can We Increase Women’s Participation in Infrastructure Projects?

On construction sites, it is more common to see men working than women. With the aim Clara1of improving the gender balance in construction, the World Bank is implementing gender strategies in urban transport projects in Colombia. These have  led to the increased participation of women in infrastructure projects.

Gender discrimination not only has a negative impact on women’s income; it also impedes companies and society from making use of the special skills that women contribute to the economy. The implementation of a gender equality strategy in the Bucaramanga Integrated Mass Transport System– Metrolínea – revealed the advantages of including women in this type of project and provided lessons that could be shared with other systems, sectors and projects.

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