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Measuring women's agency (English)

Improving women's agency, namely their ability to define goals and act on them, is crucial for advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8148 JUL 18, 2017

Donald,Aletheia Amalia; Koolwal,Gayatri B.; Annan,Jeannie Ruth; Falb,Kathryn; Goldstein,Markus P. Disclosed

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

Situation économique en Côte d’Ivoire : et si l’emergence était une femme? (French)

Le dernier rapport sur la situation économique de la Côte d`Ivoire constate qu'en 2016 et pendant les premiers mois de 2017, le pays a continué d'enregistrer une croissance économique parmi les plus fortes du continent africain. ... See More +

Working Paper 117223 JUL 01, 2017

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

Armenia - Leveling the STEM playing field for women : differences in opportunity and outcomes in fields of study and the labor market : Armenia - leveling the STEM playing field for women : differences in opportunity and outcomes in fields of study and the labor market (English)

This report summarizes the challenges facing Armenian women at school and in the workplace with a special focus on STEM-related employment. As the world transitions to an increasingly digital economy, jobs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) will become a powerful driver of economic growth in the twenty-first century. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS21924 MAY 01, 2017

Inoue,Keiko; Bailey,Laura E.; Aedo Inostroza,Mario Cristian Disclosed

Armenia country gender assessment, 2016 : the state of gender equality in Armenia (English)

Despite economic progress over the last decade, disparities between women and men remain salient in Armenia, especially in dimensions that are powerfully influenced by social norms. ... See More +

Brief 113503 MAR 01, 2017

Disclosed

Could childcare services improve women’s labor market outcomes in Indonesia? (English)

In this brief, the authors explore whether lack of access to childcare is a constraint to female labor force participation (LFP) in Indonesia, a country where female LFP lags far below the regional average. ... See More +

Brief 113927 MAR 01, 2017

Halim,Daniel Zefanya; Johnson,Hillary C.; Perova,Elizaveta Disclosed

Could childcare services improve women’s labor market outcomes in Indonesia? : Dapatkah layanan pengasuhan anak meningkatkan hasil bursa kerja perempuan di Indonesia? (Bahasa (Indonesian))

In this brief, the authors explore whether lack of access to childcare is a constraint to female labor force participation (LFP) in Indonesia, a country where female LFP lags far below the regional average. ... See More +

Brief 113927 MAR 01, 2017

Halim,Daniel Zefanya; Johnson,Hillary C.; Perova,Elizaveta English Disclosed

A targeted rural livelihoods program in Orissa (English)

The Targeted Rural Initiatives for Poverty Termination and Infrastructure (TRIPTI) project began in Orissa in 2009.It is a participatory livelihoods project based on community mobilization and institution building through self-help groups (SHG) and village level organizations. ... See More +

Brief 112833 JAN 01, 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

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

Women entrepreneurs and access to finance : program profiles from around the world (English)

International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, is committed to reducing poverty and improving lives in developing countries through investment and technical assistance. ... See More +

Working Paper 112118 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

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

She for shield : insure women to better protect all (English)

The insurance industry plays an important role in the growth and stability of the global economy, providing individual, family, and community level protection against economic, social, and environmental shocks. ... See More +

Working Paper 114402 JAN 01, 2017

Grown,Caren; Porter-Peschka, Mary; Louat, Natalie; Kolb,Henriette; Olivier, Gaelle; Wattez-Richard, Garance Disclosed

Stories of impact : increasing women’s role in disaster risk management across India (English)

Between 2013 and 2015, India experienced more than six major natural disasters across six states, including floods, landslides, drought, and cyclones. ... See More +

Brief 115050 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Afghanistan - Women’ s Economic Empowerment Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework for supporting the women’ s economic empowerment plan (English)

The development objective of Women’ s Economic Empowerment Project for Afghanistan is to increase women's participation in business support services and income-generating activities in pilot areas of Afghanistan. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2759 NOV 01, 2016

Morton,Matthew H. Disclosed

Baseline report : feed the future Nigeria livelihoods project (English)

This report analyzes data for the feed the future Nigeria livelihoods project impact evaluation baseline survey. The baseline survey was completed before the start of the rainy season between May 2015 and June 2015 in Kebbi state in northern Nigeria. ... See More +

Working Paper 119680 NOV 01, 2016

Papineni,Sreelakshmi; Bastian,Gautam Gustav; Osinibi,Olubunkola Olufunmilyao Disclosed

Bangladesh - Empowerment and Livelihood Improvement Nuton Jibon Project (English)

Ratings for the Empowerment and Livelihood Improvement Nuton Jibon Project for Bangladesh were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderate, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3876 OCT 24, 2016

Disclosed

Garanti Bank Romania : striving to lead - a study on women in banking : Learning study on impact of banking on women programs in Europe, Central Asia, Middle East and North Africa (English)

The overall objective of this study is to learn about the results of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) “Banking on Women Program” (BoW) in Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East (EMENA). ... See More +

Working Paper 109545 OCT 19, 2016

Mccartney,Andrew Charles; Yamamoto,Chiaki; Korayem,Manar Ahmed Zaki Mahmoud Zaki; Ioffe Kasher,Olga Y.; Joseph,Roshin Mathai; Essmat,Sammar; Tilyayev,Ulugbek Yusufdjanovich Disclosed

Empowering girls triggers their brothers to compete : Evidence from a lab-in-the-field experiment in Uganda (English)

This brief has key messages through an experiment in Uganda, we find that empowering adolescent girls triggers a surge in their brothers’ competitiveness.Understanding preferences for competition is important because competitiveness is a predictor of labor market outcomes. ... See More +

Brief 109367 OCT 01, 2016

Buehren,Niklas; Goldstein,Markus P.; Leonard,Kenneth; Montalvao Machado,Joao H. C.; Vasilaky,Kathryn Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Measuring women's agency (English)
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JUL 18, 2017 WPS8148 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring ownership, control, and use of assets (English)
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JUL 18, 2017 WPS8146 Policy Research Working Paper
Situation économique en Côte d’Ivoire : et si l’emergence était une femme? (French)
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JUL 01, 2017 117223 Working Paper
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
Armenia - Leveling the STEM playing field for women : differences in opportunity and outcomes in fields of study and the labor market : Armenia - leveling the STEM playing field for women : differences in opportunity and outcomes in fields of study and the labor market (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 ACS21924 Working Paper
Armenia country gender assessment, 2016 : the state of gender equality in Armenia (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113503 Brief
Could childcare services improve women’s labor market outcomes in Indonesia? (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113927 Brief
Could childcare services improve women’s labor market outcomes in Indonesia? : Dapatkah layanan pengasuhan anak meningkatkan hasil bursa kerja perempuan di Indonesia? (Bahasa (Indonesian))
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MAR 01, 2017 113927 Brief English
A targeted rural livelihoods program in Orissa (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112833 Brief
Georgia - Economic costs of gender gaps in the labor market (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112837 Working Paper
Not just more, but better : fostering quality of employment for women (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113175 Working Paper
Women entrepreneurs and access to finance : program profiles from around the world (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112118 Working Paper
Strengthening businesses in Europe and Central Asia through women leaders (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2017 113245 Working Paper
She for shield : insure women to better protect all (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2017 114402 Working Paper
Stories of impact : increasing women’s role in disaster risk management across India (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 115050 Brief
Afghanistan - Women’ s Economic Empowerment Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework for supporting the women’ s economic empowerment plan (English)
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NOV 01, 2016 SFG2759 Environmental Assessment
Baseline report : feed the future Nigeria livelihoods project (English)
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NOV 01, 2016 119680 Working Paper
Bangladesh - Empowerment and Livelihood Improvement Nuton Jibon Project (English)
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OCT 24, 2016 ICR3876 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Garanti Bank Romania : striving to lead - a study on women in banking : Learning study on impact of banking on women programs in Europe, Central Asia, Middle East and North Africa (English)
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OCT 19, 2016 109545 Working Paper
Empowering girls triggers their brothers to compete : Evidence from a lab-in-the-field experiment in Uganda (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 109367 Brief