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Dominican Republic . Mainstreaming Gender – Our experience with the Dominican Republic CAS. Mainstreaming Gender – Our experience with the Dominican Republic CAS. Content DR CAS – Highlights Gender issues in the DR How to mainstream gender in the CAS? Lessons learned.

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dominican republic

Dominican Republic

Mainstreaming Gender – Our experience with the Dominican Republic CAS

mainstreaming gender our experience with the dominican republic cas
Mainstreaming Gender – Our experience with the Dominican Republic CAS
  • Content
  • DR CAS – Highlights
  • Gender issues in the DR
  • How to mainstream gender in the CAS? Lessons learned
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Mainstreaming Gender – Our experience with the Dominican Republic CAS
  • The World Bank Group’s strategy over the four-year period covered by the FY06-09 CAS rests on two main Pillars:
  • stabilize the economy, improve competitiveness, and restore economic growth; and
  • achieve greater social equity through human development and increased coverage and quality of basic public services.
  •  Institutional strengthening, transparency, gender, youth and environmental sustainability are cross-cutting themes
  • This is not a results-based CAS (though results-based monitoring system in place at the time of CAS Progress Report
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Mainstreaming Gender – Our experience with the Dominican Republic CAS

IFC Program

  • IFC’s assistance will focus on restoring confidence in the private sector supporting projects generating growth, improving the country’s competitiveness, and contributing towards greater social equity  support to SMEs
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Mainstreaming Gender – Our experience with the Dominican Republic CAS
  • Higher poverty rates among household headed by women, particularly in the bateyes
  • High maternal mortality rates
  • Unequal access to job market, land tenure, elective political positions and salary discriminations
  • Crime, violence and trafficking
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Mainstreaming Gender – Our experience with the Dominican Republic CAS

Gender Mainstreaming in the DR CAS: lessons learned

  • Gender not treated as a separate chapter of the report, instead…
  • Gender perspective included all along the report (assessment, program)
  • Avoid statements not substantiated by data
  • Ample use of WB and other donors’ reports (USAID, UNDP, etc.)
  • Key role of consultations (CSOs, but also key gov’t policy makers)
  • But most importantly……
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Mainstreaming Gender – Our experience with the Dominican Republic CAS
  • Talk the Lead Economist and SLs through Gender issues by using their own language, that is:
  • Economic and sector work (e.g. Poverty Assessment, PER, etc.)
  • Project Documents
  • Country Gender Assessment

In a nutshell:

Build a gender case on the basis of strong analytical grounds and extensive consultations with stakeholders

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