Is the World Bank Getting More Serious About Gender Inequality?

“The mission of the [World] Bank depends on moving towards gender equality.’- Jim Kim, Head of the World Bank, launch of Voice and Agency, Washington DC

Recently, the World Bank launched a major new report, Voice and Agency: Empowering women and girls for shared prosperity with much fanfare. Starting with the World Development Report (WDR) in 2012, the World Bank has used the strength of its data machine to deliver high profile gender research. The Bank may also be taking gender more seriously in their work: including through the 17th replenishment of its lending arm,...

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