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Gender in Country Partnership Strategies: Recent Good Practice in Honduras and Vietnam

 
Begins:   Feb 22, 2012 12:30
Ends:   Feb 22, 2012 14:00

GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE 
February 22, 2012

All CASs are expected to draw on and discuss the findings of a gender assessment and identify priority actions - this operational policy requirement is now being closely monitored as part of IDA16 and the Corporate Scorecard.  This session presented two recent examples of good practice Country Partnership Strategies—Honduras and Vietnam. The Task Team Leaders (TTLs) provided an overview of the process, and the concrete steps taken to integrate gender in two very different contexts.

Video Recording (WMV)

Chair:
Jeni Klugman, Sector Director, Gender and Development Group, World Bank

Presenters: 
Trina Haque, Country Operations Advisor, Central America Country Management Unit (LCC2C)
Honduras CPS Presentation  (MS Power Point)
CAS Honduras- Nov. 2011 (PDF 560 KB)

Mette Frost Bertelsen, Country Officer, Vietnam Country Office (EACVF) 
Vietnam CPS presentation (MS Power Point)
CAS Vietnam - Nov 2011 (PDF 3800 KB)


Discussants: 

Louise Cord, Sector Manager, Gender and Equity Group in the Latin America and Caribbean Region (LCSPP), World Bank
Andrew Mason, Lead Economist, East Asia and the Pacific Region (EASPR), World Bank
Lawrence Bouton, Senior Economist, Country Economics Unit (OPCCE), World Bank

About the Presenters:

Trina Haque
is Country Operations Advisor (COA) for the Central America Country Management Unit, LC2. She joined the Bank in 1994 as a YP and has held various positions since then including Lead Economist in the Human Development sector in MENA and Africa.  As part of the LC2 Management Team, Trina provides strategic advice and oversees quality of the Bank's program in Central America.

Mette Frost Bertelsen is the Country Officer and Gender Focal Point for the Vietnam Country Office. She has been the co-TTL for Vietnam’s new Country Partnership Strategy 2012-16 recently endorsed by the Board. She has previously worked in the Empowerment Team in PREM’s Anchor Unit, where the work included co-authoring a book on how to operationalize and measure empowerment. She has also worked in various civil society organizations based in Latin America, focusing on participation, gender, democratization, empowerment and poverty dynamics.    

About the Discussants:

Louise J. Cord
is Sector Manager of the Poverty Reduction, Gender and Equity Group in the Latin America and Caribbean Region at the World Bank since September 2009.  She previously was sector manager of the Poverty Reduction Group in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) Network.  Before coming to PREM, she worked for 7 years in the Bank's rural development group of Latin American and the Caribbean region on rural poverty, agricultural trade and price policy, and rural finance. She has published several articles and reports on poverty and agricultural policy in Mexico, Eastern Europe and Central Asia and more recently on pro-poor growth and political economy.  She holds a PhD in Development and Economic Policy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, at Tufts University.

Andrew Mason is Lead Economist and Regional Gender Coordinator for the World Bank’s East Asia and the Pacific region.  As Lead Economist, Mr. Mason coordinates the region’s analytical and advisory program on poverty, inequality, and gender.  As Regional Gender Coordinator, he oversees implementation of the region’s gender and development agenda. Mr. Mason is lead author of the forthcoming East Asia and Pacific companion to the World Development Report 2012, Gender Equality and Development.  He is co-author of several World Bank flagship publications, including Engendering Development -- Through Gender Equality in Rights, Resources, and Voice, which focuses on policies to promote gender equality in development, and Informality: Exit and Exclusion, which focuses on labor informality and social protection policy in Latin America and the Caribbean. Andrew Mason holds a Ph.D. in applied economics from Stanford University and a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from Harvard University. 

Lawrence Bouton is a senior economist in the country economics unit of OPCS which reviews and provides support for Country Assistance Strategies (CASs), and the Bank's financial instruments.  Prior to joining OPCS he worked as a Country Economist in the ECA region.  He has been on a number of teams preparing CASs and has wide experience in preparing a number of Development Policy Operations and Structural Adjustment Credits.


 




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