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Progress towards gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa region (English)

Progress towards gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa (MNA) region is a descriptive note on progress and gaps towards gender equality and women’s empowerment in the region, produced to provide the situational context to the World Bank Group’s regional gender action plan (RGAP) FY18-23. ... See More +

Working Paper 121679 SEP 01, 2017

Lundvall,Jonna Maria; Constant,Samantha M.; Atamanov,Aziz; De Paz Nieves,Carmen Disclosed

Can job training decrease women’s self-defeating biases ? experimental evidence from Nigeria (English)

Occupational segregation is a central contributor to the gap between male and female earnings worldwide. As new sectors of employment emerge, a key question is whether this pattern is replicated. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8141 JUL 10, 2017

Croke,Kevin; Goldstein,Markus P.; Holla,Alaka 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

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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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

Disclosed

From mines and wells to well-built minds : turning Sub-Saharan Africa's natural resource wealth into human capital (English)

Sub-Saharan Africa's natural resource-rich countries have poor human development. Children in these countries are more likely to die before their first birthday, more likely to be stunted, and less likely to attend school than children in other countries with similar income. ... See More +

Publication 114770 MAY 02, 2017

de la Brière,Bénédicte; Filmer,Deon P.; Ringold,Dena; Rohner,Dominic Patrick; Samuda,Karelle Ann Yakini; Denisova,Anastasiya 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

Measuring gender equality (English)

Gender equality is a core development objective in its own right and also smart development policy and business practice. No society can develop sustainably without giving men and women equal power to shape their own lives and contribute to their families, communities, and countries. ... See More +

Publication 114430 APR 10, 2017

Posadas,Josefina; Paci,Pierella; Sajaia,Zurab; Lokshin,Michael M. Disclosed

The South Asia gender innovation lab : generating evidence for improved operations and policy (English)

Set up in 2014, the South Asia gender innovation lab (GIL) develops and uses robust diagnostic tools to better understand the gender impact of development activities, identify, and evaluate innovative mechanisms to enhance gender outcomes, and facilitate their incorporation into policy and operations to address gender inequities in the South Asia region. ... See More +

Brief 114802 APR 07, 2017

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

Uganda - Management of Social Risk and Gender Based Violence Prevention and Response Project : indigenous peoples plan : Social impact assessment (English)

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

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG3279 APR 01, 2017

Fernandes,Patricia Maria 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

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

Disclosed

Women's empowerment in rural community-driven development projects (English)

Community-driven development (CDD) interventions rest on the principle of empowering communities. Yet, the gender-specific impacts of CDD, especially on empowerment, have not received due attention in evaluation and, more generally, in the theoretical and empirical literature. ... See More +

Working Paper 112263 DEC 28, 2016

Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) Disclosed

South Asia gender innovation lab : call for proposals (English)

The South Asia gender innovation lab was set up at the World Bank Group (WBG) in 2014 to expand evidence on what works towards addressing key gender challenges and reducing gender inequalities in the region. ... See More +

Brief 114803 NOV 07, 2016

Disclosed

Investing in women along agribusiness value chains (English)

In the coming years, the agribusiness sector will navigate a rapidly shifting, and, in many ways, an increasingly challenging context. The sector will face increased demand for agricultural products, a decline in the availability of arable land, effects of climate change, a pivot from global to regional value chains, technical advances, and a decline in the traditional labor force. ... See More +

Working Paper 121535 OCT 01, 2016

Hoffmann,Nathalie Ilona; Roscoe,Alexa Disclosed

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Progress towards gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa region (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 121679 Working Paper
Can job training decrease women’s self-defeating biases ? experimental evidence from Nigeria (English)
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JUL 10, 2017 WPS8141 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
Haryana - Gender (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119151 Brief
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
From mines and wells to well-built minds : turning Sub-Saharan Africa's natural resource wealth into human capital (English)
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MAY 02, 2017 114770 Publication
Banking on women : Gender intelligence for Banks - Moving the needle on gender equality (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 118740 Working Paper
Measuring gender equality (English)
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APR 10, 2017 114430 Publication
The South Asia gender innovation lab : generating evidence for improved operations and policy (English)
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APR 07, 2017 114802 Brief
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
Uganda - Management of Social Risk and Gender Based Violence Prevention and Response Project : indigenous peoples plan : Social impact assessment (English)
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APR 01, 2017 SFG3279 Indigenous Peoples Plan
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 country gender assessment 2016 (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112836 Brief
Women's empowerment in rural community-driven development projects (English)
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DEC 28, 2016 112263 Working Paper
South Asia gender innovation lab : call for proposals (English)
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NOV 07, 2016 114803 Brief
Investing in women along agribusiness value chains (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 121535 Working Paper