A three day knowledge forum in Yemen will support the development of the critical partnership between government and civil society by sharing relevant experiences from around the world on the role civil...Read More »
A matched sample of households from the 2004 and 2008 Household Living Standards Survey suggests that on balance, land-use rights held exclusively by women or jointly by couples have several beneficial...Read More »
Professor Fukuda-Parr highlights the key findings and conclusions of the Power of Numbers project, a task initiated to undertake 11 case studies of the effects of selected MDG goals/targets.
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Regulations and institutions can differentiate between women and men in ways that may affect women’s incentives or capacity to work. Women, Business and the Law provides objective, quantitative data measuring...Read More »
The discussants highlight the constraints faced by women entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa; the impediments women entrepreneurs face in accessing financing; and the legal and regulatory reforms that...Read More »
Life skills are a key design feature in the World Bank’s Adolescent Girls Initiative, a multi-country program that is helping young women transition to productive employment. This session discusses the...Read More »
This session discusses the main findings of recent work by the Council on Foreign Relations on “Ending Child Marriage: How Elevating the Status of Girls Advances U.S. Foreign Policy Objectives.”
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Turkish Ministry of Family and Social Policy, the Government of Sweden (SIDA), and the World Bank launch a project to support increasing access of women to economic opportunities in Turkey. The projects...Read More »
During this moderated panel, we discuss emerging findings from the gender companion to the 2013 World Development Report on Jobs, Gender at Work, and encourage an exchange on how the World Bank can support...Read More »
Join World Bank Vice President for Africa, Makhtar Diop, economists, specialists and African ministers as they highlight and discuss the results of recent rigorous research that quantify gender challenges...Read More »
This high-level moderated armchair discussion will explore why gender-based violence, should be a standalone goal in the post-2015 framework. World Bank work has been ramping up, given that GBV is an important...Read More »
The authors of a new book, "Empowering Women: Legal Rights and Economic Opportunities in Africa," will review the extent of gender inequality in legal rights to property and access to justice in Africa.
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