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Rome - Presentation of the World Development Report 2012: Gender Equality and Development

A joint World Bank/FAO/IFAD/WFP event
Location:   FAO Headquarters (Viale Terme di Caracalla, Rome - Red Room)
Begins:   Oct 19, 2011 12:30
Ends:   Oct 19, 2011 14:00

The World Bank's World Development Report on Gender Equality and Development was presented in Rome October 19, 2011.

World Bank Lead author Ana Revenga presented the report.

Interventions by:

  • Hon. Giovanna Melandri (Democratic Party, Italian parliament)
  • Hafez Ghanem (Ass. DG, Economic and Social Dev., FAO)
  • Josefina Stubbs (Director for LAC, IFAD)
  • Isatou Jallow (Senior gender advisor, WFP)
  • Barbara Stocking (Oxfam UK)
  • Esther Penunia (SG, Asian Farmers' Association for Sustainable Rural Development)

Moderated by Paola Maugeri (Virgin radio)

Gender equality is a core development objective in itself, but it is also smart economics. Greater gender equality can raise productivity, improve development outcomes for the next generation and make institutions more representative. But gender disparities remain. What can governments and the international community do to close the gaps?

Media requests: Julia Barrera,,
Tel. +39 06 777 10 205

Video presentation of the WDR 2012:


WDR 2012


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