Yet, globally, the advancement in women’s education has not translated into better jobs, more assets, or stronger voice for women. How, then, to accelerate equality?
Tag Archives: Gender
Tackling violence against women is essential for economic growth in Central Asia
“Where are all the women?” I asked my team after assuming the duties of the World Bank director for Central Asia in July 2021. In my introductory meetings with heads of state, governments, and major cities across the region, I and other World Bank officials were usually the only women in the room.
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 will 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.”
Three ways to tackle gender data gaps – and 12 countries embracing the challenge
World Bank Strengthening Gender Statistics project is partnering with National Statistical Offices in twelve IDA-19 countries to support the production of gender data in the economic domain.
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced gender inequalities around the world
Investing in women and girls: How governments can drive inclusive recovery
Before COVID-19, many countries were making significant gains in human capital, improving health 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.
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, we 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.
eC2: DGM and REDD+ GENDER STUDY
Deadline: 08-Oct-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
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.
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.)
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.