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Umbrella Facility for Gender Equality


The Umbrella Facility for Gender Equality (UFGE) enables better data and knowledge of what works (and what does not) to help governments and companies invest effectively to advance gender equality.  Underpinned by the World Bank Group’s Gender Strategy, the UFGE leverages expertise across the Bank and IFC to generate diagnostics, inferential research, pilot programs, innovative interventions, and impact evaluations.  As a global trust fund firmly anchored in regional and country priorities, the UFGE emphasizes close collaboration with governments and the private sector to ensure new knowledge is put into action.  Data and research produced under the UFGE are made publicly available to policymakers, development partners, researchers, and civil society around the world.

The UFGE is the World Bank's only umbrella multi-donor trust fund dedicated solely to strengthening awareness, knowledge, and capacity building to help Bank staff and policy makers close gender gaps.  Its work is made possible with generous contributions from Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, the United States, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Wellspring Philanthropic Fund.

Last Updated: Jan 17, 2024



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