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Gender norms in flux : bride kidnapping and women’s civic participation in the Kyrgyz Republic (English)

This exploratory small-scale, qualitative study examines the apparent backsliding on gender norms as evidenced in the Kyrgyz Republic by two observable behaviors: the rise of bride kidnapping and low women’s civic participation. ... See More +

Working Paper 121927 DEC 06, 2017

Muldoon,Ryan Patrick; Casabonne,Ursula Disclosed

Top policy lessons from Africa gender innovation lab research (French)

The study in Togo reveals that psychology-based entrepreneur training (personal initiative training) increases firm profits by 30 percent, compared to a statistically insignificant increase for traditional business training. ... See More +

Brief 120303 OCT 01, 2017

Coleman,Rachel Dawn; Goldstein,Markus P. English Disclosed

Women and tourism: designing for inclusion (English)

Many advancements have been made in empowerment of women, but women are still far from enjoying the same basic rights, privileges and benefits that men do. ... See More +

Working Paper 120477 OCT 01, 2017

Twining-Ward,Louise D; Zhou,Vera Disclosed

Unequal laws and the disempowerment of women in the labor market : evidence from firm-level data (English)

Institutions are defined as the set of rules that govern human interactions. When these rules are discriminatory, they may disempower segments of a population in the economic spheres of activity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8202 SEP 21, 2017

Islam,Asif Mohammed; Muzi,Silvia; Amin,Mohammad Disclosed

Karnataka - Gender (English)

Karnataka’s progress on gender issues is mixed. On the bright side, the ratio of girls to boys is above the national average. And, today, the state records fewer maternal deaths than before. ... See More +

Brief 119186 JUN 20, 2017

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Gujarat - Gender (English)

Women in Gujarat record mixed progress. Maternal health, already better than in most other states, is improving. And, today, more of Gujarat’s girls are in school. ... See More +

Brief 119144 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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Haryana - Gender (English)

Women in Haryana record mixed progress. On a positive note, maternal mortality is low and improving. Although fewer adult women have secondary education compared to adult men, the young are seeing a narrower gap in schooling. ... See More +

Brief 119151 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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Himachal Pradesh - Gender (English)

Himachal Pradesh has made good progress on gender issues. Women complete higher levels of secondary school than in many other states. Moreover, gender gaps in schooling are closing. ... See More +

Brief 119178 JUN 20, 2017

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Uttarakhand - Gender (English)

Uttarakhand’s women face many barriers to progress. The state’s child sex ratio, already lower than in most other states, is getting worse. By contrast, maternal mortality, which is among the highest in the country, is improving. ... See More +

Brief 119329 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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Kerala - Gender (English)

Kerala stands out from the rest of India for its achievements on gender. The state has a high child sex ratio and the lowest incidence of maternal deaths in the country. ... See More +

Brief 119245 JUN 20, 2017

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Assam - Gender (English)

There is mixed progress for women in Assam. The child sex ratio is higher than in most other states, but is declining. And, although maternal mortality rates in Assam have improved, they are still the highest in the country. ... See More +

Brief 119137 JUN 20, 2017

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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

Disclosed

India development update : unlocking women’s potential (English)

India has among the lowest female labor force participation rates (LFPRs) in the world. In particular, low female LFPR is a drag on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth and an obstacle towards reaching a higher growth path. ... See More +

Working Paper 115297 MAY 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

Investing in women : new evidence for the business case (English)

The business case for gender equality is compelling. It is also widely underutilized. The most commonly cited evidence of the business case highlights two points: first, gender equality strengthens national economies, and, second, investing in women in senior leadership strengthens companies in which they work. ... See More +

Working Paper 121536 MAR 01, 2017

Disclosed

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

Not just more, but better : fostering quality of employment for women (English)

Despite progress on women’s labor force participation in the past few decades, there remain persistent gender gaps across multiple dimensions of job quality. ... See More +

Working Paper 113175 JAN 01, 2017

Datta,Namita; Kotikula,Aphichoke Disclosed

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Gender norms in flux : bride kidnapping and women’s civic participation in the Kyrgyz Republic (English)
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DEC 06, 2017 121927 Working Paper
Top policy lessons from Africa gender innovation lab research (French)
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OCT 01, 2017 120303 Brief English
Women and tourism: designing for inclusion (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120477 Working Paper
Unequal laws and the disempowerment of women in the labor market : evidence from firm-level data (English)
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SEP 21, 2017 WPS8202 Policy Research Working Paper
Karnataka - Gender (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119186 Brief
Gujarat - Gender (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119144 Brief
West Bengal - Gender (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119337 Brief
Haryana - Gender (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119151 Brief
Tamil Nadu - Gender (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119264 Brief
Himachal Pradesh - Gender (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119178 Brief
Uttarakhand - Gender (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119329 Brief
Punjab - Gender (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119257 Brief
Kerala - Gender (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119245 Brief
Assam - Gender (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119137 Brief
Maharashtra - Gender (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119251 Brief
India development update : unlocking women’s potential (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 115297 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
Investing in women : new evidence for the business case (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 121536 Working 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
Not just more, but better : fostering quality of employment for women (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113175 Working Paper