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The Gender Data Portal is the World Bank Group’s comprehensive source for the latest sex-disaggregated data and gender statistics covering demography, education, health, access to economic opportunities, public life and decision-making, and agency.

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The Little Data Book on Gender 2019

The Little Data Book on Gender 2019 illustrates the progress towards gender equality for 217 economies around the world.

We-Fi Supports Women Entrepreneurs in Pakistan

Women-owned start-up Dot & Line is boosting childhood learning outcomes in Pakistan. We-Fi helps women in developing countries gain access to finance, markets and networks necessary to start and grow a business.

Umbrella Facility for Gender Equality

The UFGE is a multi-donor trust fund dedicated to strengthening awareness, knowledge, and capacity for gender-informed policy-making.

Women's Leadership in Small and Medium Enterprises

The Women's Leadership in Small and Medium Enterprises (WLSME) Trust Fund helps foster successful women-led enterprises in developing countries.

VAWG Resource Guide

The Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Resource Guide offers operational guidance for integrating prevention and response activities into development programs.

Adolescent Girls Initiative

The World Bank's Adolescent Girls Initiative is a public-private partnership that promotes the transition of young women from school to productive employment through innovative interventions.

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