The World Bank is committed to promoting gender equality in its development work through its operational policies and strategy. In addition, the Bank has made a number of specific gender commitments, most importantly during the 16th replenishment of IDA, the World Bank's fund for the poorest countries, and through the Corporate Scorecard. This webspace compiles all the relevant operational policies and current strategy on gender equality, as well as information on performance in gender-informed lending, country dialogue, and economic and sector work. Finally, it provides how-to notes for practitioners both inside and outside the World Bank who wish to integrate gender into their work.
Indicators and Targets:
-IDA16 Mid-Term Review on Gender
-IDA16 and Corporate Scorecard (PDF)
-Monitorable Actions under IDA16 (PDF)
Outlines five strategic directions that help operationalize the WDR 2012 findings.
Operational Guidance Notes
WDR 2012: Gender Equality and Development
The 2012 World Development Report finds that women's lives around the world have improved dramatically, but gaps remain in many areas. The authors use a conceptual framework to examine progress to date, and then recommend policy actions.
Regional Gender Action Plans (launched 2010-2012)
Gender Action Plan
In 2007, the World Bank Group launched an action plan to improve women's economic opportunity. The four year plan, Gender Equality as Smart Economics, invested in the improvement of women's access to jobs, land rights, financial services, agricultural inputs and infrastructure.