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The challenge of implementing gender responsive legislation in Central Asia (English)

Gender inequalities undermine the effectiveness of development policies in fundamental ways. Evidence shows that societies with greater inequality face a higher incidence of poverty, malnutrition and ill health and have lower education attainment. They also experience lower economic growth and weaker governance. In countries of Central Asia the process of economic transition from central planning to the open market has not been gender-neutral. Gender inequality is an issue that often lies only at the periphery of policy dialog and decision making. The Europe and the Central Asia (ECA) Region of the World Bank is committed to making gender equality central to its fight against poverty. To support knowledge sharing among various stakeholders in the area of gender and governance, these dialog series papers, focused on the challenges of implementing gender sensitive legislation in Central Asia. The objectives of these dialogues were to support : a) knowledge sharing and understanding of the gender dimensions of legislative and policy reforms in Central Asia in three areas, economic empowerment, social protection, and access to land and property entitlements; b) ongoing development of strategies and action plans for gender-responsive legislative reform and implementation through country-focused as well as regional stakeholder networks.


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    The challenge of implementing gender responsive legislation in Central Asia

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The challenge of implementing gender responsive legislation in Central Asia (English). Gender and governance dialog series papers Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.