With rigorous analytical work, policy makers and leaders are able to see how projects and programs have had a significant positive influence on the lives of African women, reaching far beyond their original scope, particularly in the areas of education, agriculture, entrepreneurship, and employment. The data demonstrate how important smart gender practice is in all facets of development work by documenting what works and what doesn't to close the gender gap, as well as the economic benefits that come from supporting Africa's women and men.
Watch live as World Bank Vice President for Africa, Makhtar Diop, economists, specialists and African ministers as they highlight and discuss the results of recent rigorous evidence that quantify the degree of gender challenges in Africa, solutions, and implications for policy.
- Opening Remarks: Makhtar Diop, Vice President, World Bank Africa Region
- Presentation 1: Empowering Adolescent Girls in Liberia and Uganda - Shubha Chakravarty, Economist, Africa Region, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management | Watch
- Presentation 2: Conditional Cash Transfers for Girls Education in Northern Nigeria - Shwetlena Sabarwal, Economist, Africa Region, Education | Watch
- Presentation 3: Breaking the Metal Ceiling: Women in Male-Dominated Sectors - Francisco Campos, Economist, Africa Region, Finance & Private Sector Development | Watch
- Video Presentation: Making Gender-Smart Development Policies
- Presentation 4: Farmers Teaching Farmers: Peer Farmers and Gender - Florence Kondylis, Senior Economist, Development Impact Evaluation | Watch
- Presentation 5: Empowering Women: Making Legal Rights Work - Tazeen Hasan, Legal Specialist, Gender and Development | Watch
- Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala - Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Nigeria
- Claver Gatete - Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Rwanda
- Winnie Byanyima - Executive Director, Oxfam International
- Marcelo Giugale - Director for Poverty Reduction and Economic Management, Africa Region, World Bank
- Questions & Answers
- Moderated by Thoko Moyo (International Finance Corporation)