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.
Gender Equality as Smart Economics
May 17, 2007
Advance women’s economic empowerment in client countries to:
“Forget China, India and the internet: economic growth is driven by women.”
The Economist, April 2006.
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.
Policy level Agency level
work for women
Empower women to compete in markets
Action 1: Engender Operations & Technical Assistance in Economic Sectors
Action 2: Implement Results-Based Initiatives
Action 3: Improve Research & Statistics