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World Bank Gender Action Plan. Gender Equality as Smart Economics. Mayra Buvinic Director, PRMGE May 17, 2007. Objective. Advance women’s economic empowerment in client countries to: promote shared growth accelerate the implementation of MDG 3. Rationale.

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world bank gender action plan

World Bank Gender Action Plan

Gender Equality as Smart Economics

Mayra Buvinic

Director, PRMGE

May 17, 2007

objective
Objective

Advance women’s economic empowerment in client countries to:

  • promote shared growth
  • accelerate the implementation of MDG 3
rationale
Rationale

“Forget China, India and the internet: economic growth is driven by women.”

The Economist, April 2006.

  • Natural fit between core competencies of World Bank & IFC and Action Plan objective
bank progress in gender mainstreaming operations ahead of analysis
Bank Progress in Gender MainstreamingOperations Ahead of Analysis

Source:Lending results from QAG reviews of new lending portfolio. Analytical work results from PRMGE review of ESW completed each year (PAs, core ESW, and CASs).

* Based on available data, results for lending operations were aggregated for FY04-05.

guiding principles
Guiding Principles
  • Selective coverage
  • Tailored to country
  • Evidence-based
  • Results-oriented
  • Success driven
  • Relies on incentives/results
framework
Framework

Policy level Agency level

Make markets

work for women

Empower women to compete in markets

framework8
Framework

Policy

Level

Agency Level

Infrastructure

four action areas

Action 1: Engender Operations & Technical Assistance in Economic Sectors

Action 2: Implement Results-Based Initiatives

Action 3: Improve Research & Statistics

  • .
  • Core Objective
  • Empower women to compete in:
  • Product markets
  • Financial markets
  • Land markets
  • Labor markets
Four Action Areas
oversight management and implementation

Advisory Council

Executive Committee

(Partners, Donors, GAD Board,

(OPCS, PREM, Regions

,

EGCG,

Senior

Bank

Staff)

INF,

IFC,

LEG,)

Action

1

Action 2

Action

3

DEC, PREM

RVPs,

NVPs,

IFC

PREM

Sector

s

taff

UNIFEM/ICRW

Country

t

eams

Feedback Loop

Focus

c

ountries

Oversight, Management, and Implementation