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1 1 World Bank Gender Action Plan Mayra Buvinic Director, PRMGE May 17, 2007 Gender Equality as Smart Economics

2 2 Objective Advance women’s economic empowerment in client countries to: promote shared growth promote shared growth accelerate the implementation of MDG 3 accelerate the implementation of MDG 3

3 3 Rationale “Forget China, India and the internet: economic growth is driven by women.” The Economist, April  Natural fit between core competencies of World Bank & IFC and Action Plan objective

4 4 Bank Progress in Gender Mainstreaming Operations 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.

5 5 Bank Progress in Gender Mainstreaming Social Sectors Ahead of Non-Social Sectors

6 6 Guiding Principles Selective coverage Selective coverage Tailored to country Tailored to country Evidence-based Evidence-based Results-oriented Results-oriented Success driven Success driven Relies on incentives/results Relies on incentives/results

7 7 Framework Policy level Agency level Policy level Agency level Empower women to compete in markets Make markets work for women

8 8Framework Product Market Financial Markets Land Market Labor Market Policy Level Infrastructure Agency Level

9 9 Interventions at the policy/agency level Land Market Promote joint titling to land to enable women to access loans Ensure women’s participation in land adjudication and registration processes Labor Market Certify good gender practices in firms Provide labor intermediation services to young women PolicyLevel Agency Level

10 10 Four Action Areas Four Action Areas. Action 1: Engender Operations & Technical Assistance in Economic Sectors Core Objective Empower women to compete in: Product markets Financial markets Land markets Labor markets Action 3: Improve Research & Statistics Action 2: Implement Results-Based Initiatives

11 11 Oversight, Management, and Implementation Action3 1 Action 2 RVPs,NVPs,IFC Sectorstaff Countryteams Advisory Council (Partners, Donors, GAD Board, EGCG,SeniorBank Staff) Executive Committee (OPCS, PREM, Regions, INF,IFC,LEG,) UNIFEM/ICRW Focus countries DEC, PREM PREM Feedback Loop


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