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Partnering for Gender Equality : Umbrella Facility for Gender Equality - Annual Report 2021 (English)

In 2012 the World Bank Group (WBG) established the umbrella facility for gender equality (UFGE), a multi-donor trust fund dedicated to advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment through experimentation and knowledge creation to help governments and the private sector focus policy and programs on scalable solutions with sustainable outcomes. The UFGE funds research to expand knowledge, provide proof of concept for innovative approaches, help Bank teams and clients understand what works and does not through rigorous impact evaluation, and bring ideas to scale. These investments are public goods that complement WB resources to incorporate diagnosis of gender gaps in country strategies and actions that address them in operations. The progress made to date will not have been possible without the generous contributions from the governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Republic of Latvia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This report provides highlights of activities under the UFGE from July 2020 to June 2021.


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    Mahmood,Fareeba, Gesund Forero,Jessica, Jensson,Sandra Karolina, Davidar,Deepika, Abundo,Maria Lourdes, Brixi,Hana, Kucey,Andrea

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    Partnering for Gender Equality : Umbrella Facility for Gender Equality - Annual Report 2021

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    female-owned business; Work Remotely; female labor force participation rates; Environmental and Social Impact; promoting gender equality; gender innovation lab; Gender-Based Violence; women in leadership position; small and medium enterprise; low participation of women; access to labor market; large number of women; data collection and analysis; access to finance; areas of work; opportunity for woman; private sector company; data collection method; international financial institution; body of knowledge; barrier to woman; lines of credit; form of violence; global public good; closing gender gap; virtual reality technology; service delivery system; private sector solution; investment in capacity; global knowledge base; formation of women; approach to women; based financing; fragile and conflict; collaboration with ngos; voice and agency; gross national income; data on women; access to asset; access to property; series of workshops; access to land; barriers for woman; Social Safety Nets; labor market analysis; exposure to violence; access to job; access to information; household food insecurity; woman entrepreneur; economic empowerment; job loss; evidence-based policy; socioeconomic impact; social distance; legal framework; human capital; development partner; emotional skill; collected data; Contractual obligations; adolescent girl; high share; new credit; sectoral reform; flexible loan; unemployment rate; credit product; business benefit; cutting issues; Wage Subsidies; wage subsidy; maternity leave; gender diversity; Solar Power; property right; care service; peer learning; female entrepreneur



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Mahmood,Fareeba Gesund Forero,Jessica Jensson,Sandra Karolina Davidar,Deepika Abundo,Maria Lourdes Brixi,Hana Kucey,Andrea

Partnering for Gender Equality : Umbrella Facility for Gender Equality - Annual Report 2021 (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.