The World Bank Group has been promoting gender equality in development since 1977. Yet today, in many parts of the world, women continue to lack voice and decision-making ability; and their economic opportunities remain very constrained.
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August 12, 2014 — The Rwanda Adolescent Girls Initiative pilot program, launched in 2012 to boost job skills and incomes among disadvantaged young women, is having a positive impact on the lives of participants.Read More »
August 11, 2014 — New impact evaluation briefs released by the World Bank Group shed new light on development interventions in girls education, child marriage, and sexual and reproductive health.Read More »
August 8, 2014 — Women in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville have received training and developed initiatives to help improve small-scale infrastructure and advance women’s standing as local leaders.Read More »
July 22, 2014 — The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation announce a $4.2 million investment toward a research program to measure the economic cost of child marriage. The research will be led jointly by the International Centre for Research on Women, and the World Bank.Read More »