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Policies for Gender Equity through Development Policy Lending in Pernambuco. Luis Felipe L ópez-Calva and Indu John-Abraham Poverty, Gender and Equity Unit (LCSPP) Latin America and the Caribbean region. Background Questions. Why Brazil? Why Pernambuco ?

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policies for gender equity through development policy lending in pernambuco

PoliciesforGenderEquitythroughDevelopmentPolicyLending in Pernambuco

Luis Felipe López-Calva

and InduJohn-Abraham

Poverty, Gender and Equity Unit (LCSPP)

Latin America and the Caribbean region

background questions
Background Questions
  • Why Brazil?
  • Why Pernambuco?
    • Why a DPL versus other instruments?
  • Why gender?
why gender importance of gender equality in pernambuco
Why Gender?: Importance of Gender Equality in Pernambuco
  • Improving endowments with ground still to be gained:
    • Higher educational attainment for females
    • Relatively poorer health indicators
  • Limited economic opportunities
    • Low female labor force participation
    • Wage and income disparities
  • Weaknesses in agency
    • Relatively high rates of physical violence
    • Relatively high rates of sexual violence
the how motivation for the inclusion of gender in the pernambuco dpl
The How – Motivation for the Inclusion of Gender in the Pernambuco DPL

Concordance within the Bank among the Board, CMU and Sector Unit

DPL focused on opportunities and equity

Receptiveness of the Borrower

the how process of inclusion of gender in the pernambuco dpl
TheHow – Process of Inclusion of Gender in the Pernambuco DPL

Clarityin theimportance of thepolicyreformwiththecreation of a permanentSecretariatforWomen

Restrictions in the time perioddefinedbythe DPL

Indicatorsopportunitytostrengthenthefocus of the agenda of theSecretariat

Dialogue facilitating new perspectives and potentialfuturelines of work

the who the secretaria da mulher
TheWho: The Secretaria da Mulher
  • SpecialSecretariatforWomensince 2007
    • Focusonrights-based training
    • Job training in non-traditionalsectorsforwomen
    • Background of activism and advocacy
  • PermanentSecretariatforWomen in 2011
    • Elevated position in thepoliticalhierarchy
    • Expansioninto new areas of work
    • Needtobetter define and developintotheir new role
    • Needforgreater M&E tofacilitatepolicydesign and implementation
initial reflections
InitialReflections

Importance of supportfrom Bank management

Importance of equitytopolicy agenda of government

Highlightstheimportance of genderequitytoan agenda of inclusive growth

Definitionof indicatorscriticalto dialogue in shapingagenda

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