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VideoMay 24, 2023

Increasing Female Labor Force Participation – Gender Strategy Thematic Notes Interview Series

This series features short interviews with the authors of the Gender Strategy Thematic Policy Notes. The notes provide an analytical groundwork for the World Bank Group Gender Strategy 2024-2030, and summarize key evidence on thematic issues, promising areas for future engagement on promoting gender equality and empowerment.

In this interview, Daniel Halim, Economist, Gender Group, Abhilasha Sahay, Economist, Gender Group, Michael B. O' Sullivan, Head of the Africa Gender Innovation Lab, and Sanola Daley, Operations Officer, IFC, share some meaningful insights and promising policy recommendations from one of the WBG Gender Strategy Update thematic policy notes: Increasing Female Labor Participation.

"It's pertinent to apply an explicit gender lens on new and emerging sectors such as digital economy and green jobs, so that we can equip women and girls for the jobs of the future."