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Latin America and the Caribbean Gender Innovation Lab

The Latin America and the Caribbean Gender Innovation Lab (LACGIL) has launched its website. The LACGIL supports rigorous impact evaluations of gender-informed policies and programs.

Bangladesh Can Prosper With More and Better Jobs for Women, Report Says

Bangladesh is among the few countries in South Asia that has increased female employment in the last decade while also cutting the wage gap between men and women significantly and it should keep this momentum going.

Eliminating Gender Disparities in Business Performance in Africa

While women entrepreneurs are a vital and vibrant source of economic growth across Sub-Saharan Africa, a new World Bank analysis shows that women-owned businesses consistently perform worse than businesses owned by men.

Learning about Girls' Education from Interventions that Don't Target Girls

Globally, 130 million girls are not in school, despite being of primary or secondary school age. To give you a sense of scale, 130 million is the entire population of Mexico or half the population of Indonesia.

Breaking the Cycle of Roma Exclusion in the Western Balkans

The Roma are the largest ethnic minority in Europe, as well as one of the most deprived and socially excluded groups. They typically have only limited access to basic services and economic opportunities.

Middle East and North Africa Gender Innovation Lab

The World Bank launched its Middle East and North Africa Gender Innovation Lab to seek innovative ideas to generate rigorous evidence and create smart interventions to inform gender-related programs across the region.


About the Program

The UFGE is an umbrella multi-donor trust fund, managed by the World Bank, to help governments and companies close gender gaps by providing them better data and innovative, evidence-based solutions.

From Evidence to Influence

Since 2012, the UFGE has financed an impressive body of work in over 90 countries, influencing policies and programs and changing how companies work.
Learn more in our latest Annual Report Arrow




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