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Bank Progress in Gender-informed Lending (FY10-13)

The World Bank Group's key corporate targets have been met. Further deepening and greater attention to impacts and results on the ground are needed in the period ahead.

Major progress in integrating gender into financing since FY10

All country assistance strategies discussed in the last year were gender-informed—meaning gender has been taken into account in at least one of the following: analysis, actions, and/or monitoring and evaluation. Some 86 percent were rated highly satisfactory, including gender in the analysis, program content, and the results framework.

The total share of lending that was gender-informed rose from 54 percent to 98 percent between FY10 and FY13, or nearly US$31 billion in FY13. Ninety-three percent of operations in fragile and conflict-affected states were gender-informed in FY13, up from 62 percent in FY10. Twenty out of 21 operations in conflict-affected states in Africa were gender-informed in FY13.

Figure 1. Steady increase in share of gender-informed operations, FY10-FY13 (%)

Figure 1. Trends in the share of gender-informed operations


Deepening of the extent of gender-informed operations

Gender-informed lending has deepened, with around 54 percent of FY13 operations including gender-informed analysis, actions, and monitoring and evaluation, more than double the FY10 share of 20 percent. In sum, more lending operations have included follow-up actions to address identified gender disparities. This is true across all groups of clients and sectors.


Figure 2. Gender-informed operations by network and sector, FY13

figure 2.  gender informed lending operations by network and sector fy12


Performance across all regions has improved

Major progress has occurred in extending and deepening gender-informed operations in regions identified as lagging in the 2012 Board Update. This has been achieved through increased attention and concrete actions at the regional level. In East Asia and the Pacific, for example, a regional target of 100 percent gender-informed projects was adopted.



Full document in PDF: World Bank Group Gender Equality Highlights




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