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Gender innovation lab : Sexe innovation lab (French)

The Gender Innovation Lab (GIL) seeks to fill these complex knowledge gaps. Maintained by the Africa Region gender practice in partnership with other World Bank units, donors, National Global Organizations (NGOs) and researchers across the globe, the lab carries out rigorous impact evaluations for initiatives with an explicit or implicit gender perspective. It is the objective of the World Bank's Africa region to advance development for both men and women. Standing in the way are some grim facts. Agricultural yields for female farmers are significantly less than for their male counterparts, a pattern driven by lower use of labor, crop choice, and the fact that they are responsible for child rearing. Female-owned firms are also less profitable, in part because of the industries they are in, as well as discrimination in credit markets. And attitudes and norms such as inheritance practices perpetuate many of these inequalities across generations. There are still pressing knowledge gaps, particularly in the productive sectors and relating to voice and agency.


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    Sexe innovation lab

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Gender innovation lab : Sexe innovation lab (French). Africa region gender practice policy brief Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.