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Implementing the World Bank Group’s gender strategy from analysis to action to impact : follow-up note and action plan (English)

The new World Bank Group (WBG) Gender Strategy, 2016–2023: Gender Equality, Poverty Reduction, and Inclusive Growth, endorsed by the WBG’s Board in December 2015, aims to address the vast challenges related to gender equality and empowerment, by setting ambitious targets and adopting a rigorous methodology to assess progress. The objectives of the Strategy are: (1) Improving Human Endowments (health, education, social protection); (2) Removing Constraints for More and BetterJobs (care services, unsafe transport, occupational sex segregation, entrepreneurship); (3) Removing Barriers to Women’s Ownership of and Control over Assets (land, housing, financial inclusion, and technology, including ICT); and (4) Enhancing Women’s Voice and Agency and Engaging Men and Boys (child marriage, gender-based violence, engaging men and boys, women’s participation and decision making). The purpose of this Follow-Up Note is to describe the status of gender integration in the work of the Food and Agriculture Global Practice (GFADR) and to define the Global Practice’s approach to achieving the objectives of the Gender Strategy. Providing women equal access to services, assets, and enhancing their agency and opportunities would increase agricultural output in developing countries between 2.5 and 4 percent. To achieve the objectives of the agriculture sector’s projects, relevant gender gaps must be addressed in a rigorous and meaningful manner, so that both men and women’s capacity, skills and talent are harnessed to generate sustainable and better quality rural livelihoods. Achieving gender equality is one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), and women play an important role in attaining progress in several other SDGs. Empowering women farmers is also essential to the World Bank Group’s twin objectives of ending extreme poverty and increasing shared prosperity. Additionally, under the IDA18 commitments, at least 75 percent of IDA18 financing operations for skills developmentwill consider how to support women’s participation in and improvement of the productivityof their economic activity, and/or consider how to reduce occupational segregation.


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Implementing the World Bank Group’s gender strategy from analysis to action to impact : follow-up note and action plan (English). Food and Agriculture Global Practice Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.