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Promoting womenapos;s economic empowerment : what works ? (English)

A review of rigorous evaluations of interventions that seek to empower women economically shows that the same class of interventions has significantly different outcomes depending on the client. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7087 NOV 01, 2014

Buvinic, Mayra; Furst-Nichols, Rebecca

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

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 womenapos;s employment should be more prominent in this recent economic downturn than historically because of womenapos;s increased participation in the globalized workforce. ... See More +

Brief 59109 JAN 01, 2011

Sabarwal, Shwetlena; Sinha, Nistha; Buvinic, Mayra

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 womenapos;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

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;

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

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 apos;missing girlsapos; 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

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

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;

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

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