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Measuring ownership, control, and use of assets (English)

Assets generate and help diversify income, provide collateral to access credit, alleviate liquidity constraints in the face of shocks, and are key inputs into empowerment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8146 JUL 18, 2017

Doss,Cheryl; Kieran,Caitlin; Kilic,Talip Disclosed

Are caste categories misleading ? the relationship between gender and Jati in three Indian states (English)

This paper examines the relationship between caste and gender inequality in three states in India. When households are grouped using conventional, government-defined categories of caste the paper finds patterns that are consistent with existing literature: lower-caste women are more likely to participate in the labor market, have greater decision-making autonomy within their households, and experience greater freedom of movement. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8109 JUN 22, 2017

Joshi,Shareen; Kochhar,Nishtha; Rao,Vijayendra Disclosed

Maharashtra - Gender (English)

Women and girls in Maharashtra have experienced mixed progress. On the bright side, maternal mortality in the state is low and declining. Moreover, women in Maharashtra are better educated than in many other states, with more girls going to school today and staying on longer. ... See More +

Brief 119251 JUN 20, 2017

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Punjab - Gender (English)

Women in Punjab record mixed progress. On the bright side, maternal mortality - already lower than the national average - is improving. And, although fewer adult women have secondary education compared to adult men, the gap in schooling between boys and girls is narrowing. ... See More +

Brief 119257 JUN 20, 2017

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Tamil Nadu - Gender (English)

Women in Tamil Nadu have experienced mixed progress. On the bright side, maternal mortality in the state is low and declining. Moreover, women in Tamil Nadu are better educated than in many other states, with more girls going to school today than before. ... See More +

Brief 119264 JUN 20, 2017

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West Bengal - Gender (English)

West Bengal has shown mixed progress on gender. On the one hand, maternal mortality in the state is low and declining. On the other hand, West Bengal’s child sex ratio, which is still above the national average, is declining. ... See More +

Brief 119337 JUN 20, 2017

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World development report 2017 : governance and women's economic and political participation - power inequalities, formal constraints, and norms (English)

What role do institutional constraints and social norms play in determining persistent gender gapsin economic and political participation and have institutional reforms been successful in reducing these gaps? ... See More +

World Development Report 116405 JUN 13, 2017

Milazzo,Annamaria; Goldstein,Markus P. Disclosed

In the mind, the household, or the market ? concepts and measurement of women's economic empowerment (English)

The concept of empowerment is now widely used in several disciplines to characterize the states and social processes of individuals and communities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8079 MAY 31, 2017

Fox,Louise; Romero,Carolina Disclosed

Economic inclusion of LGBTI groups in Thailand (Thai)

In almost every country, stigma against a non normative sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) fuels the social exclusion of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. ... See More +

Working Paper 114995 MAY 17, 2017

English Disclosed

Banking on women : Gender intelligence for Banks - Moving the needle on gender equality (English)

The International Finance Corporation, IFC, is a member of the World Bank Group. IFC is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 118740 MAY 01, 2017

Hamm,Kathrin; Joseph,Roshin Mathai Disclosed

Gender and agricultural risk : a gendered approach to agricultural risk assessments and management strategies (English)

The objective of this paper is to develop an approach for integrating a gender dimension into Agricultural Sector Risk Assessments (ASRAs). The focus is on the approach because both agricultural risk and gender issues are contextual, thus the outcomes of a gender-based risk assessment are highly dependent on the social, cultural, geo-graphic, and economic contexts of the setting in which the assessment is applied. ... See More +

Working Paper 114272 APR 01, 2017

Disclosed

Uganda - Management of Social Risk and Gender Based Violence Prevention and Response Project : environmental assessment : Environmental management framework (English)

The development objective of to increase access to Gender Based Violence (GBV) prevention programs and multi-sectoral response services by groups at risk in targeted districts. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3286 APR 01, 2017

Fernandes,Patricia Maria Disclosed

Republic of Moldova – Moldova country gender action plan (English)

This document presents a Country Gender Action Plan (CGAP) for Moldova. The objective of the CGAP is to synthesize priority gender issues in the Moldova context, and identify entry points through which the WBG country program can be both more gender-responsive, and contribute in advancing gender equality goals. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS21875 APR 01, 2017

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The motherhood penalty and female employment in urban India (English)

Since the 1990s, India has seen robust economic growth, rising wages, steady fertility decline, increased urbanization, and expanded educational attainment for males and females. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8004 MAR 14, 2017

Das,Maitreyi B; Zumbyte,Ieva Disclosed

Getting to gender equality in energy infrastructure : lessons from electricity generation transmission, and distribution projects (English)

At a moment when accelerating access to modern and clean forms of energy is considered critical todevelopment, gender equality—beyond its intrinsic value as a core development objective—isincreasingly recognized as smart economics (World Bank 2011). ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 117350 MAR 01, 2017

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Country gender action plan for Lao People’s Democratic Republic for the period FY2017 - FY2021 (English)

This country gender action plan (CGAP) is formulated to facilitate dialogue within the World Bank Group (WBG) and with the Government of Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) in addressing gender-related priorities in Lao PDR in order to achieve the goals set in the five-year national plan on promoting gender equality and the 8th national socio-economic development plan (NSEDP) 2016-2020. ... See More +

Working Paper 115142 FEB 13, 2017

Disclosed

Georgia - Economic costs of gender gaps in the labor market (English)

This report presents info graphical data on gender gap in education, health, social work, employment, labor market, and entrepreneurship.

Working Paper 112837 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Georgia country gender assessment 2016 (English)

After a decade of strong economic progress, Georgia was heavily affected by the global financial crisis in 2008-09. Between 2010 and 2014, the economy rebounded rapidly. ... See More +

Brief 112836 JAN 01, 2017

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Strengthening businesses in Europe and Central Asia through women leaders (English)

Only 20 percent of firms in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECA) have female top managers. International Finance Corporation’s (IFC’s) corporate governance program in ECA works with local institutions to promote the business case for good corporate governance practices. ... See More +

Working Paper 113245 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Economic inclusion of LGBTI groups in Thailand (English)

In almost every country, stigma against a non normative sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) fuels the social exclusion of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. ... See More +

Working Paper 114995 JAN 01, 2017

Thai Disclosed

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Measuring ownership, control, and use of assets (English)
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JUL 18, 2017 WPS8146 Policy Research Working Paper
Are caste categories misleading ? the relationship between gender and Jati in three Indian states (English)
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JUN 22, 2017 WPS8109 Policy Research Working Paper
Maharashtra - Gender (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119251 Brief
Punjab - Gender (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119257 Brief
Tamil Nadu - Gender (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119264 Brief
West Bengal - Gender (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119337 Brief
World development report 2017 : governance and women's economic and political participation - power inequalities, formal constraints, and norms (English)
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JUN 13, 2017 116405 World Development Report
In the mind, the household, or the market ? concepts and measurement of women's economic empowerment (English)
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MAY 31, 2017 WPS8079 Policy Research Working Paper
Economic inclusion of LGBTI groups in Thailand (Thai)
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MAY 17, 2017 114995 Working Paper English
Banking on women : Gender intelligence for Banks - Moving the needle on gender equality (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 118740 Working Paper
Gender and agricultural risk : a gendered approach to agricultural risk assessments and management strategies (English)
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APR 01, 2017 114272 Working Paper
Uganda - Management of Social Risk and Gender Based Violence Prevention and Response Project : environmental assessment : Environmental management framework (English)
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APR 01, 2017 SFG3286 Environmental Assessment
Republic of Moldova – Moldova country gender action plan (English)
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APR 01, 2017 ACS21875 Working Paper
The motherhood penalty and female employment in urban India (English)
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MAR 14, 2017 WPS8004 Policy Research Working Paper
Getting to gender equality in energy infrastructure : lessons from electricity generation transmission, and distribution projects (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 117350 ESMAP Paper
Country gender action plan for Lao People’s Democratic Republic for the period FY2017 - FY2021 (English)
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FEB 13, 2017 115142 Working Paper
Georgia - Economic costs of gender gaps in the labor market (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112837 Working Paper
Georgia country gender assessment 2016 (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112836 Brief
Strengthening businesses in Europe and Central Asia through women leaders (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113245 Working Paper
Economic inclusion of LGBTI groups in Thailand (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 114995 Working Paper Thai