Women can and do play a vital role in driving the robust, shared growth needed to end extreme poverty and build resilient societies, but in many parts of the world, their potential, participation, and productive capacity are undervalued and untapped.
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November 17, 2014 — Junaid Ahmad, World Bank Group Senior Director for Water, and Caren Grown, Senior Director for Gender, on why advancing equality for women in developing countries is not only the right thing to do, it makes good economic sense.Read More »
October 10, 2014 — Groundbreaking book presents major new findings on several areas key to women's empowerment: freedom from violence, sexual and reproductive health and rights, ownership of land and housing, and voice and collective action. Read More »
September 22, 2014 — A new initiative funded by the World Bank's Umbrella Facility for Gender Equality (UFGE) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) helps spark innovative programs to increase female property ownership in the Western Balkans.Read More »
September 22, 2014 — World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim announces a new private sector partnership aimed at boosting job opportunities for more than 300,000 women through IFC, a Bank Group member focused on private sector development.Read More »