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World Bank Africa Gender Innovation Lab (GIL) : mid-term review (English)

This mid-term review of the World Bank Africa Gender Innovation Lab (GIL) used relevant gender and development and impact evaluation literature, results of two GIL-administered short surveys, and 30 individual interviews plus a team group interview to examine GIL’s main outputs and assess how well GIL’s processes and activities are structured to facilitate research uptake and influence policy regarding gender issues in Africa. ... See More +

Working Paper 105639 NOV 01, 2015

Buvinic,Mayra Lourdes; Furst Nichols,Rebecca Leigh Disclosed

Violent conflict and gender inequality : an overview (English)

Violent conflict, a pervasive feature of the recent global landscape, has lasting impacts on human capital, and these impacts are seldom gender neutral. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6371 FEB 01, 2013

Buvinic, Mayra; Das Gupta, Monica; Casabonne, Ursula; Verwimp, Philip Disclosed

How do women weather economic shocks? What we know (English)

Do women weather economic shocks differently than men? First-round impacts of economic crises on women's employment should be more prominent in this recent economic downturn than historically because of women's increased participation in the globalized workforce. ... See More +

Brief 59109 JAN 01, 2011

Sabarwal, Shwetlena; Sinha, Nistha; Buvinic, Mayra Disclosed

How do women weather economic shocks ? a review of the evidence (English)

Do women weather economic shocks differently than men? The evidence shows this to be the case, especially in low-income countries. The first-round impacts of economic crises on women's employment should be particularly salient in the current downturn, since women have increased their participation in the globalized workforce and therefore are more directly affected by the contraction of employment than in the past. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5496 DEC 01, 2010

Sabarwal, Shwetlena; Sinha, Nistha; Buvinic, Mayra Disclosed

Investing in gender equality : looking ahead (English)

The financial crisis of 2008-09 has highlighted the need for greater attention to gender, both to address the vulnerability of countries to global shocks and to reach growth and poverty reduction goals. ... See More +

Brief 55743 JUL 01, 2010

Buvinic, Mayra; Lunde, Trine; Sinha, Nistha; Disclosed

Empowering girls and women in South Sudan : report from the field (English)

The scant available data authors have (from the 2006 Sudan household health survey and anecdotal updates) conveys the dire situation of girls and women in South Sudan. ... See More +

Brief 81689 JUN 01, 2010

Buvinic, Mayra; Lunde, Trine Disclosed

Gender, poverty, and demography : an overview (English)

Much has been written on gender inequality and how it affects fertility and mortality outcomes as well as economic outcomes. What is not well understood is the role of gender inequality, embedded in the behavior of the family, the market, and society, in mediating the impact of demographic processes on economic outcomes. ... See More +

Journal Article 77627 NOV 01, 2009

Buvinic, Mayra; Gupta, Monica Das; Casabonne, Ursula Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 23 (3) (English)

This issue includes the following: gender, poverty and demography: an overview, by Mayra Buvinic, Monica Das Gupta, and Ursula Casabonne; Development, modernization, and childbearing: the role of family sex composition, by Deon Filmer, Jed Friedman, and Norbert Schady; the consequences of the 'missing girls' of China, by Avraham Y. ... See More +

Publication 62999 NOV 01, 2009

Buvinic, Mayra; Das Gupta, Monica; Casabonne, Ursula; Filmer, Deon; Friedman, Jed; Schady, Norbert; Ebenstein, Avraham Y.; Sharygin, Ethan Jennings; Schultz, T. Paul; Sirimaneetham, Vatcharin; Temple, Jonathan R.W.; Lokshin, Michael; Glinskaya, Elena; Gasmi, Farid; Um, Paul Noumba; Virto, Laura Recuero Disclosed

Equality for women : where do we stand on millennium development goal 3? (English)

There is compelling evidence of the importance of gender equality for poverty reduction and sustainable growth. So it should come as no surprise that most development actors-international agencies, bilateral donors, and most developing countries, have an official policy for promoting gender equality. ... See More +

Publication 45773 SEP 18, 2008

Buvinic, Mayra; Morrison, Andrew R.; Ofosu-Amaah, A. Waafas; Sjoblom, Mirja; Disclosed

Social development in Latin America : issues for public policy (English)

Since the Social Development Summit in Copenhagen in 1995, there has been a progressive search for mechanisms to incorporate the social dimension systematically in the development agenda. ... See More +

Working Paper 33963 JAN 01, 2003

Sojo, Carlos [editor]; Buvinic, Mayra; Franco, Rolando; Gordon, Sara; Gutierrez, Edgar E.; Morrison, Andrew; Orlando, Maria Beatriz; Perez Sainz, Juan Pablo; Rodriguez, Ernesto; Strasser, Carlos Spanish Disclosed

Social development in Latin America : issues for public policy : Desarrollo social en America Latina : temas y desafios para los politicas publicas (Spanish)

Since the Social Development Summit in Copenhagen in 1995, there has been a progressive search for mechanisms to incorporate the social dimension systematically in the development agenda. ... See More +

Working Paper 33963 JUN 01, 2002

Sojo, Carlos [editor]; Buvinic, Mayra; Franco, Rolando; Gordon, Sara; Gutierrez, Edgar E.; Morrison, Andrew; Orlando, Maria Beatriz; Perez Sainz, Juan Pablo; Rodriguez, Ernesto; Strasser, Carlos English Disclosed