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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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 »
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 »
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 »