The focus of the report is Gender Equality and Development

World Development Report 2012:

The focus of the report is Gender Equality and Development

The World Bank, 2012

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Swedish launch of World Bank report on gender equality as a pre-condition for reducing poverty and increasing growth.

On 31 January, Minister for Finance Anders Borg and Minister for International Development Cooperation Gunilla Carlsson are to present the World Development Report 2012 in Stockholm, together with the report’ principle author, Dr Ana Revenga (World Bank)

Overview PDF [4p.] at: http://bit.ly/zv6e4D

??????The lives of girls and women have changed dramatically over the past quarter century. The pace of change has been astonishing in some areas, but in others, progress toward gender equality has been limited?even in developed countries.

This year’s World Development Report: Gender Equality and Development argues that gender equality is a core development objective in its own right. It is also smart economics. Greater gender equality can enhance productivity, improve development outcomes for the next generation, and make institutions more representative.

The Report also focuses on four priority areas for policy going forward:
(i) reducing excess female mortality and closing education gaps where they remain,
(ii) improving access to economic opportunities for women
(iii) increasing women’s voice and agency in the household and in society and
(iv) limiting the reproduction of gender inequality across generations.

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