Female Entrepreneur in Guatemala
A Roadmap for Promoting Women's Economic Empowerment
April 24, 2014Washington, D.C.

Designing and implementing effective interventions to advance women’s economic opportunities is a challenge. This session presents highlights from a major report, "Roadmap for Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment."


A Gender and Development Seminar Series event

The report, Roadmap for Promoting Women's Economic Empowerment, a collaboration between the UN Foundation and the ExxonMobil Foundation, identifies proven, promising and high-potential interventions to promote women’s economic advancement and increase women’s productivity and earnings worldwide. It also looks at the cost-effectiveness and sustainability of programs to provide a new framework for how best to empower women. The report particularly focuses on four categories—entrepreneurship, farming, wage employment and young women’s employment—identified as priority areas in the WDR 2012 on Gender Equality and Development

Mayra Buvinic
Senior Fellow, UN Foundation and Lead Author of the Report

Markus Goldstein
Practice Leader, AFR Chief Economist Office, World Bank Group, contributing author to Roadmap Report studies

Jeni Klugman
Director, Gender & Development Group, World Bank Group

  • Mayra Buvinic

    Mayra Buvinic is a Senior Fellow at the United Nations Foundation. Previous to joining the Foundation, she was Director for Gender and Development at the World Bank. She also worked at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) where she headed the Social Development Division, and was founding member and President of the International Center for Research on Women in Washington, D.C. She has written extensively on gender and development and gender and poverty issues; violence reduction and violence prevention; and social development and social inclusion, the latter with a particular focus on Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Markus Goldstein

    Markus Goldstein is a development economist with experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia, and South Asia. He is currently the Gender Practice Leader in the Africa Region and a Lead Economist in the Research Group of the World Bank. His current research centers on issues of gender and economic activity, focusing on agriculture and small scale enterprises. He is currently involved in a number of impact evaluations on these topics across Africa. Markus has taught at the London School of Economics, the University of Ghana, Legon, and Georgetown University. He holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Jeni Klugman

    Jeni Klugman is the Director of Gender and Development at the World Bank Group, where she serves as lead spokesman on gender equality issues, and is responsible for developing strategic directions to support the institution’s gender and development priorities. Prior to taking up this position in August 2011, Klugman was the director and lead author of three global Human Development Reports published by the United Nations Development program: Overcoming Barriers: Human Mobility and Development (2009); the Real Wealth of Nations: pathways to human Development (2010); and, Sustainability and Equity: a Better Future for all (2011). From 1992-2008, she held various positions at the World Bank, focusing in particular on poverty, inequality and human development in low income countries in Africa, Europe and Asia. Klugman holds a Ph.D in Economics from Australian National University, as well as postgraduate degrees in Law and Development Economics from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar.
Event Details
  • When: 12:30-1:45 p.m.
  • Where: J Building, Room JB1-080
  • CONTACT: Maureen Itepu