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The 76th World Bank Group Morning Seminar “Gender Dimensions of the COVID-19 Pandemic”

September 11, 2020

Tokyo, Japan


  • The World Bank issued a new policy note “Gender Dimensions of the COVID-19 Pandemicic” on April 16, 2020.  The COVID-19 outbreak is impacting societies around the world in an unprecedented manner. However, not everyone, in every place, will be affected in the same way. Considering how the pandemic affects particular groups will help raise the effectiveness of containment efforts and minimize the potential negative impacts. This new note focuses on one of such groups: Women and girls.

    At the 76th World Bank Group morning seminar, Isis Gaddis, Senior Economist in Gender Group, the World Bank presented the main findings of the report.


    8am - 9am Friday September 11, 2020 (Japan Standard Time)



    Isis Gaddis
    Senior Economist, Gender Group, World Bank

    Isis Gaddis is a senior economist with the World Bank’s Gender Group. She previously served as a poverty economist for Tanzania, based in Dar es Salaam. Isis coauthored the 2016 World Bank Africa Region flagship report Poverty in a Rising Africa and was a member of the core team of the Poverty and Shared Prosperity Report 2018: Piecing Together the Poverty Puzzle.

    Her main research interest is empirical microeconomics, with a focus on the measurement and analysis of poverty and inequality, gender, labor, and public service delivery. She holds a PhD in economics from the University of Gӧttingen, where she was a member of the development economics research group from 2006 to 2012.

    Presentation material: Gender Dimensions of COVID-19 (PDF)


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  • DATE/TIME: Friday, September 11, 2020, 8:00am-9:00am (JST)
  • LANGUAGE: English (no interpretation to Japanese)
  • CONTACT: Koichi Omori, World Bank Tokyo TEL: 03-3597-6650
  • komori@worldbankgroup.org