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Update of World Bank Group Gender Strategy: Consultations

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Towards a World Bank Group Gender Strategy

The World Bank Group is preparing a new gender strategy, which is expected to be finalized and discussed by the Board of Executive Directors later this year. In developing the strategy, we will consult with stakeholders worldwide from mid April to July 2015. To see the consultation plan, click here.

To read the Note to Participants, please click here.

The strategy is being developed to reflect fundamental changes in the world and at the World Bank Group and to respond to accumulating evidence on what works to close gender gaps.  The previous World Bank strategy on gender, adopted in 2001, emphasized gender equality as an issue of development effectiveness and laid the basis for integrating gender into the Bank’s policy dialogue, analytic work, and operations.  A renewed strategy on gender equality will address how the World Bank Group can support client countries and companies to achieve greater gender equality as a key pathway to ensure lasting poverty reduction and shared prosperity.  We envision a strategy that is operational, with stronger emphasis on results in client countries and in our work with private sector clients– results that close key gender gaps and enhance women’s voice and agency. 

A Concept Note, discussed by our Board of Executive Directors on April 8, outlines a framework for a renewed gender strategy and serves as a basis for discussion during the consultative process. The strategy seeks to build on past achievements and raise the bar on gender equality by focusing on practical approaches the public and private sectors can take to reduce the differential constraints for poor women and men in economic opportunity and empowering women and girls to achieve their full potential. Removing the unique constraints that hold back women and girls, and including in the equation men and boys is a game-changer in tackling poverty and encouraging shared prosperity.

Through the consultations, from mid-April through July 2015, we are seeking stakeholders’ input on country and regional perspectives, global lessons learned and good practices to reduce key gender gaps.

To share your input click here. To share examples and case studies of solutions and approaches that have helped close gender gaps, send them to genderconsultations@worldbankgroup.org.

To review the new WBG gender strategy document about gender equality, poverty reduction and inclusive growth, click here.

STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT TIMELINE

Details
Consultation Phase:
Closed
CONSULTATIONS
April 09, 2015 to July 31, 2015
CONCEPT NOTE (PDF 7.45 MB)
CONSULTATION PLAN (PDF 869.65 KB)
STRATEGY (PDF 26.42 MB)
CONSULTATION PROCESS

The consultation process seeks stakeholders input through a combination of country based face-to-face meetings, and this multilingual online platform. Inputs are solicited from a diverse group of stakeholders, both specific individuals, groups and parties, and open to all interested in contributing. Information on face-to-face meetings are published as dates are confirmed. Agendas, participant lists and feedback summaries are published after the meeting has taken place. Stakeholders are also welcome to submit their input online by clicking here

MEETINGS

City Country Date Meeting Details

Colombo Sri Lanka July 23, 2015 Meeting with Private Sector
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Participant listPDF 215.32 KB
SummaryPDF 347.02 KB
Maputo Mozambique July 23, 2015 Meeting with Government
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SummaryPDF 320.72 KB
Maputo Mozambique July 23, 2015 Meeting with Private Sector
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SummaryPDF 334.09 KB
Colombo Sri Lanka July 22, 2015 Meeting with Civil Society
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Participant listPDF 232.37 KB
SummaryPDF 310.35 KB
Colombo Sri Lanka July 22, 2015 Meeting with Development Partners
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Participant listPDF 213.27 KB
SummaryPDF 380.78 KB
Maputo Mozambique July 22, 2015 Meeting with Civil Society
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SummaryPDF 338.96 KB
Maputo Mozambique July 22, 2015 Meeting with Development Partners
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SummaryPDF 341.59 KB
Colombo Sri Lanka July 21, 2015 Meeting with Government
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Participant listPDF 240.68 KB
SummaryPDF 274.20 KB
Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire July 20, 2015 Meeting with African Development Bank
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SummaryPDF 354.56 KB
London United Kingdom July 20, 2015 Meeting with Civil Society
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Participant listPDF 291.67 KB
SummaryPDF 343.43 KB
Kingston Jamaica July 10, 2015 Meeting with Private Sector
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Participant listPDF 213.76 KB
SummaryPDF 371.24 KB
Nairobi Kenya July 10, 2015 Meeting with Development Partners
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SummaryPDF 329.56 KB
Kingston Jamaica July 10, 2015 Meeting with Donors
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Participant listPDF 210.09 KB
SummaryPDF 498.96 KB
Kingston Jamaica July 09, 2015 Meeting with Civil Society
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Participant listPDF 214.23 KB
SummaryPDF 426.87 KB
Brussels Belgium July 09, 2015 Meeting with the EC
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Kingston Jamaica July 09, 2015 Meeting with Government
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Participant listPDF 226.14 KB
SummaryPDF 331.04 KB
Nairobi Kenya July 08, 2015 Gender in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings
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SummaryPDF 839.73 KB
Nairobi Kenya July 08, 2015 Meeting with Private Sector
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SummaryPDF 331.44 KB
Brussels Belgium July 08, 2015 Multi-stakeholder meeting
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Nairobi Kenya July 07, 2015 Meeting with Government
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SummaryPDF 339.58 KB
Nairobi Kenya July 07, 2015 Meeting with Civil Society
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SummaryPDF 320.08 KB
Beijing China June 26, 2015 Multi-stakeholder meeting
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Participant listPDF 230.09 KB
SummaryPDF 498.11 KB
Stockholm Sweden June 26, 2015 Meeting with Civil Society
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Participant listPDF 210.14 KB
SummaryPDF 337.04 KB
Stockholm Sweden June 26, 2015 Meeting with Government and Development Partners
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Participant listPDF 218.15 KB
SummaryPDF 473.02 KB
Beijing China June 25, 2015 Meeting with Government
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Participant listPDF 215.00 KB
SummaryPDF 298.39 KB
Jakarta Indonesia June 23, 2015 Meeting with Private Sector and Development Partners
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Participant listPDF 230.39 KB
SummaryPDF 399.20 KB
Jakarta Indonesia June 22, 2015 Meeting with Government
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Participant listPDF 235.89 KB
SummaryPDF 398.44 KB
Jakarta Indonesia June 22, 2015 Meeting with Civil Society
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Participant listPDF 271.80 KB
SummaryPDF 303.28 KB
Montevideo Uruguay June 18, 2015 Meeting with constituencies
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Brasilia Brazil June 16, 2015 Meeting with Government
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Participant listPDF 233.42 KB
SummaryPDF 522.05 KB
Brasilia Brazil June 15, 2015 Meeting with Private Sector
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Participant listPDF 201.37 KB
SummaryPDF 388.96 KB
Brasilia Brazil June 15, 2015 Meeting with Civil Society
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Participant listPDF 204.89 KB
SummaryPDF 485.62 KB
Tunis Tunisia June 03, 2015 Meeting with Development Partners
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SummaryPDF 320.11 KB
Tunis Tunisia June 03, 2015 Meeting with Parliamentary Gender Commission
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SummaryPDF 231.56 KB
Tunis Tunisia June 02, 2015 Meeting with Private Sector
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SummaryPDF 318.13 KB
Tunis Tunisia June 01, 2015 Meeting with Civil Society
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SummaryPDF 249.13 KB
Casablanca Morocco May 29, 2015 Meeting with Private Sector
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Rabat Morocco May 28, 2015 Meeting with Government and Development Partners
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SummaryPDF 341.66 KB
Participant listPDF 270.33 KB
Rabat Morocco May 27, 2015 Meeting with Civil Society
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Participant listPDF 225.14 KB
Islamabad Pakistan May 22, 2015 Meeting with Development Partners
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SummaryPDF 320.88 KB
Istanbul Turkey May 22, 2015 Multi-stakeholder meeting
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Participant listPDF 238.53 KB
Ankara Turkey May 21, 2015 Meeting with Government, Embassies, Foundations and International Organizations
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Participant listPDF 238.54 KB
Islamabad Pakistan May 21, 2015 Meeting with Civil Society
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SummaryPDF 333.48 KB
Islamabad Pakistan May 21, 2015 Meeting with Civil Society and Academia
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SummaryPDF 323.23 KB
Islamabad Pakistan May 19, 2015 Meeting with Private Sector
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SummaryPDF 335.50 KB
Kabul Afghanistan May 18, 2015 Multi-stakeholder meeting
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SummaryPDF 263.44 KB
Amman Jordan May 14, 2015 Multi-stakeholder meeting
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Participant listPDF 223.14 KB
SummaryPDF 385.41 KB
Saida Lebanon May 13, 2015 Multi-stakeholder meeting
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Participant listPDF 258.83 KB
SummaryPDF 349.09 KB
Beirut Lebanon May 13, 2015 Meeting with Government and Development Partners
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Participant listPDF 235.63 KB
SummaryPDF 368.31 KB
Beirut Lebanon May 12, 2015 Meeting with Private Sector
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Participant listPDF 218.34 KB
SummaryPDF 382.58 KB
Beirut Lebanon May 12, 2015 Meeting with Civil Society and Academia
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SummaryPDF 465.12 KB
Participant listPDF 217.15 KB
Paris France May 06, 2015 Meeting with Private Sector
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Participant listPDF 211.19 KB
SummaryPDF 348.06 KB
Paris France May 06, 2015 Meeting with the Participants of GenderNet hosted by Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
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Participant listPDF 285.03 KB
SummaryPDF 368.46 KB
Managua Nicaragua April 23, 2015 Meeting with Private Sector
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SummaryPDF 438.46 KB
Managua Nicaragua April 23, 2015 Meeting with Development Partners
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SummaryPDF 348.08 KB
Managua Nicaragua April 22, 2015 Meeting with Government
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Managua Nicaragua April 22, 2015 Meeting with Civil Society
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SummaryPDF 509.67 KB
SUBMISSIONS
Title: Date Contributor
Promising Practice for Gender Transformation in WASH Programming (Aug 2015)
  • WaterAid
United Kingdom comments on the World Bank Group consultation on the new Gender Strategy (Aug 2015)
  • UK Department for International Development
WaterAid’s feedback on the World Bank’s gender policy (Aug 2015)
  • WaterAid
FHI 360 Feedback on WBG Gender Policy Concept Note (Jul 2015)
  • FHI 360
Comments by The Netherlands’ Task Force on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality on the WBG Concept Note Gender Strategy (Jul 2015)
  • The Netherlands’ Task Force on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality
The UK Gender and Development Network (GADN) Women’s Economic Justice (WEJ) working group’s submission to the World Bank Group’s Gender Strategy (Jul 2015)
  • UK Gender and Development Network (GADN) Women’s Economic Justice (WEJ)
WIDE+ Critical reflections and Key Recommendations for the World Bank Group's New Gender Equality Strategy (Jul 2015)
  • Patricia Muñoz Cabrera and Gea Meijers of Wide +
Human Rights Watch Feedback on the Development of a New World Bank Gender Strategy (Jul 2015)
  • Human Rights Watch
Women in Parliaments Global Forum – Input to the World Bank Group Gender Strategy Consultation (Jul 2015)
  • WOMEN IN PARLIAMENTS GLOBAL FORUM
Feedback from Women Deliver on WBG Gender Policy Concept Note (Jul 2015)
  • Women Deliver
A Theory of Change on Child Marriage (Jul 2015)
  • Girls not Brides
IPPF’S Consultation Response to the World Bank Group Draft Gender Strategy (Jul 2015)
  • International Planned Parenthood Federation
World Bank Gender Strategy Consultation Oxfam Draft Response (Jul 2015)
  • Francesca Rhodes - Oxfam
The Menstrual Hygiene Management and The International Human Rights System: A Vicious Cycle of Silence (Jul 2015)
  • Robyn Boosey and Emily Wilson
CARE International Submission to World Bank Gender Strategy Consultation (Jul 2015)
  • Gerry Boyle
Nordic-Baltic Constituency input to World Bank Group gender strategy consultation (Jul 2015)
  • Nordic-Baltic Constituency
Policies to support women’s paid work (Jun 2015)
  • Gianna Claudia Giannelli - University of Florence and CHILD, Italy, and IZA, Germany
Social protection programs for women in developing countries (May 2015)
  • Lisa A. Cameron - Monash University, Australia, and IZA, Germany
Women from Fragile to Flourishing (May 2015)
  • CORDAID
Caring for people with intellectual disabilities in poor rural communities in Cambodia: experience from ADD International (Oct 2014)
  • Sylvie Cordier
Addressing Violence Against Women in the Commonwealth Within States’ Obligations under International Law (Sep 2014)
  • The Commonwealth Secretariat
Strengthening Jurisprudence of Equality - Violence Against Women (Sep 2014)
  • The Commonwealth Secretariat
Female Labor Force Participation in Developing Countries (Sep 2014)
  • IZA World of Labor
Gender, Trade and Public Procurement Policy Kenya, India, Australia, Jamaica (Jul 2014)
  • Raymond Mark Kirton
Gender and Political Development: Women and Political Leadership in the Commonwealth (Jun 2014)
  • The Commonwealth Plan of Action for Gender Equality
Savings and Credit Organisations Owned or Managed by Women (Sep 2013)
  • The Commonwealth Secretariat
A Case Study of Gender Responsive Budgeting in Bangladesh (Sep 2013)
  • Dr Kaniz Siddique
A Case Study of Gender Responsive Budgeting in India (Sep 2013)
  • Lekha Chakraborty
A Case Study of Gender Responsive Budgeting in Australia (Sep 2013)
  • Rhonda Sharp and Ray Broomhill
A Case Study of Gender Responsive Budgeting in Uganda (Sep 2013)
  • Mary Kusambiza
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