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Breaking the metal ceiling : female entrepreneurs who succeed in male-dominated sectors (English)

A range of reasons is cited to explain gender differences in business performance in Africa. Within those, the sector of operations is consistently identified as a major issue. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7503 DEC 02, 2015

Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao; Goldstein,Markus P.; Mcgorman,Laura; Munoz Boudet,Ana Maria; Pimhidzai,Obert

Costing the gender gap (English)

In sub-Saharan Africa women comprise a large proportion of the agricultural labor force, yet they are consistently found to be less productive than male farmers. ... See More +

Brief 101723 DEC 01, 2015

Goldstein,Markus P.; Westman, Moa; Torkelsson,Asa Britta

World Bank Group gender strategy (FY16-23) : gender equality, poverty reduction and inclusive growth (English)

By many measures, 2015 marks a watershed year in the international community's efforts to advance gender equality. In September, with the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UN Member States committed to a renewed and more ambitious framework for development. ... See More +

Working Paper 102114 DEC 01, 2015

Gender inequality, structural transformation and growth : the case of Morocco (English)

This paper investigates the extent to which the persistence of gender inequality might have constrained growth and productivity in Morocco. It does so through an overview of the recent (2000-2011) growth performance and the analysis of the structure of female employment over the last decade. ... See More +

Brief 102244 DEC 01, 2015

Marotta,Daniela; Prettitore,Paul Scott; Verme,Paolo

Women’s police stations and domestic violence : evidence from Brazil (English)

Although women’s police centers have been gaining popularity as a measure to address domestic violence, to date no quantitative evaluations of their impacts on the incidence of domestic violence or any other manifestations of gender equality have been done. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7497 NOV 17, 2015

Perova,Elizaveta; Reynolds,Sarah

Umbrella facility for gender equality (English)

The umbrella facility for gender equality (UFGE) is a multi-donor facility established in 2012 to strengthen awareness, knowledge, and capacity for gender-informed policy making. ... See More +

Working Paper 100682 NOV 04, 2015

Partnering for gender equality : World Bank annual gender trust funds program report 2015 (English)

Annual Report 101061 NOV 01, 2015

All in my head ? the play of exclusion and discrimination in the labor market (English)

Labor market discrimination is very difficult to pinpoint, even more difficult to measure and almost impossible to “prove”. It has been studied in many disciplines of which economics and sociology are prime. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7468 OCT 30, 2015

Das,Maitreyi

Gender, mobility, and middle class in Europe and Central Asia : insights from qualitative research (English)

New qualitative fieldwork in eight countries of Europe and Central Asia (ECA) indicates that the dramatic declines in poverty in much of the region over the last decade do not appear to be registering very favorably with men and women on the ground. ... See More +

Working Paper 100560 OCT 16, 2015

Petesch,Patti L.; Demarchi,Giorgia

The cost of the gender gap in agricultural productivity in Malawi, Tanzania, and Uganda (English)

Working Paper 100234 OCT 01, 2015

Female entrepreneurs who succeed in male-dominated sectors in Ethiopia (English)

Brief 100247 OCT 01, 2015

Gender equality progress report (English)

This paper responds to this request and focuses on the early performance on monitorable actions under IDA17 thus far. Given the limited time period covered since the start of IDA17, the preliminary findings reported herein should be interpreted with caution. ... See More +

Board Report 100044 SEP 28, 2015

Putting gender smart commitments into practice : SheWorks year one progress report (English)

This short report marks the one year anniversary of World Bank Group's IFC-led SheWorks global private sector partnership to advance women's employment opportunities and improve working conditions for more than 360,000 women by 2016. ... See More +

Working Paper 99643 SEP 23, 2015

Recasting culture to undo gender : a sociological analysis of Jeevika in rural Bihar, India (English)

This paper brings together sociological theories of culture and gender to answer the question – how do large-scale development interventions induce cultural change? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7411 SEP 15, 2015

Sanyal,Paromita; Rao,Vijayendra; Majumdar,Shruti

Women, business, and the law 2016 : getting to equal (English)

Legal gender differences are widespread: 155 of the 173 economies covered have at least one law impeding women’s economic opportunities. The total number of legal gender differences across 173 economies is 943. ... See More +

Publication 99454 SEP 09, 2015

Gender gap in pay in the Russian Federation : twenty years later, still a concern (English)

This paper decomposes the gender gap in pay in the Russian Federation along the earnings distribution for the period 1996–2011. The analysis uses a reweighted, recentered influence function decomposition that allows estimating the contribution of each covariate on the wage structure and composition effects along the earnings distribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7407 AUG 27, 2015

Atencio,Andrea; Posadas,Josefina

Financing for gender equality : Results and good practices by Jim Yong Kim, President, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (English)

This report discusses the remarks delivered by Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank. The Third International Conference on Financing for Development represents an important milestone in efforts to achieve universal and sustainable development as we move beyond 2015 and introduce a new set of Sustainable Development Goals. ... See More +

Working Paper 101989 JUL 14, 2015

Kim,Jim Yong

Can minimum wages close the gender wage gap ? evidence from Indonesia (English)

Using manufacturing plant-level census data, this paper demonstrates that minimum wage increases in Indonesia reduced gender wage gaps among production workers, with heterogeneous impacts by level of education and position of the firm in the wage distribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7364 JUL 13, 2015

Hallward-Driemeier,Mary C.; Rijkers,Bob; Waxman,Andrew R.

Reaching girls, transforming lives (English)

In many countries today, primary and secondary school enrolment rates are the same for boys andgirls. Two-thirds of all countries have reached gender parity in primary enrolment. ... See More +

Brief 98450 JUL 01, 2015

Spanish, French

Morocco : mind the gap - empowering women for a more open, inclusive and prosperous society (English)

Morocco saw significant progress in terms economic, social and human development outcomes during the past decade. Women, as men, benefitted from such progress and increased access to services. ... See More +

Country Gender Assessment (CGA) 97778 JUN 30, 2015

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Breaking the metal ceiling : female entrepreneurs who succeed in male-dominated sectors (English)
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DEC 02, 2015 WPS7503 Policy Research Working Paper
Costing the gender gap (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 101723 Brief
World Bank Group gender strategy (FY16-23) : gender equality, poverty reduction and inclusive growth (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 102114 Working Paper
Gender inequality, structural transformation and growth : the case of Morocco (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 102244 Brief
Women’s police stations and domestic violence : evidence from Brazil (English)
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NOV 17, 2015 WPS7497 Policy Research Working Paper
Umbrella facility for gender equality (English)
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NOV 04, 2015 100682 Working Paper
Partnering for gender equality : World Bank annual gender trust funds program report 2015 (English)
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NOV 01, 2015 101061 Annual Report
All in my head ? the play of exclusion and discrimination in the labor market (English)
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OCT 30, 2015 WPS7468 Policy Research Working Paper
Gender, mobility, and middle class in Europe and Central Asia : insights from qualitative research (English)
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OCT 16, 2015 100560 Working Paper
The cost of the gender gap in agricultural productivity in Malawi, Tanzania, and Uganda (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 100234 Working Paper
Female entrepreneurs who succeed in male-dominated sectors in Ethiopia (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 100247 Brief
Gender equality progress report (English)
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SEP 28, 2015 100044 Board Report
Putting gender smart commitments into practice : SheWorks year one progress report (English)
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SEP 23, 2015 99643 Working Paper
Recasting culture to undo gender : a sociological analysis of Jeevika in rural Bihar, India (English)
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SEP 15, 2015 WPS7411 Policy Research Working Paper
Women, business, and the law 2016 : getting to equal (English)
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SEP 09, 2015 99454 Publication
Gender gap in pay in the Russian Federation : twenty years later, still a concern (English)
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AUG 27, 2015 WPS7407 Policy Research Working Paper
Financing for gender equality : Results and good practices by Jim Yong Kim, President, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (English)
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JUL 14, 2015 101989 Working Paper
Can minimum wages close the gender wage gap ? evidence from Indonesia (English)
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JUL 13, 2015 WPS7364 Policy Research Working Paper
Reaching girls, transforming lives (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98450 Brief Spanish, French
Morocco : mind the gap - empowering women for a more open, inclusive and prosperous society (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 97778 Country Gender Assessment (CGA)