World Bank Group Gender Equality Strategy (FY16-23)

Gender equality is central to the World Bank Group’s goals of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. No society can develop sustainably without transforming the distribution of opportunities, resources and choices for males and females so that they have equal power to shape their own lives and contribute to their families, communities, and countries.


Caren Grown

Senior Director

Henriette Kolb

Head, Gender Secretariat


WDR 2012: Gender Equality and Development

Gender equality is a core development objective in its own right. But greater gender equality is also smart economics, enhancing productivity and improving other development outcomes.