Update of World Bank Group Gender Strategy: Consultations

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.

    Overview

    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 [email protected].

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

    STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT TIMELINEGender timeline

    CONSULTATION PROCESS
    Consultation Phase
    Closed
    April 9, 2015 - July 31, 2015

    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

    Completed Meetings

    Date Title Location

    Meeting with Private Sector

    Documents
    Maputo, Mozambique

    Meeting with Private Sector

    Colombo, Sri Lanka

    Meeting with Government

    Documents
    Maputo, Mozambique

    Meeting with Development Partners

    Documents
    Maputo, Mozambique

    Meeting with Civil Society

    Colombo, Sri Lanka

    Meeting with Civil Society

    Documents
    Maputo, Mozambique

    Meeting with Development Partners

    Colombo, Sri Lanka

    Meeting with Government

    Colombo, Sri Lanka

    Meeting with African Development Bank

    Documents
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

    Meeting with Civil Society

    London, United Kingdom

    Meeting with Private Sector

    Kingston, Jamaica

    Meeting with Development Partners

    Documents
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Meeting with Donors

    Kingston, Jamaica

    Meeting with Government

    Kingston, Jamaica

    Meeting with the EC

    Brussels, Belgium

    Meeting with Civil Society

    Kingston, Jamaica

    Multi-stakeholder meeting

    Brussels, Belgium

    Meeting with Private Sector

    Documents
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Gender in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings

    Documents
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Meeting with Government

    Documents
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Meeting with Civil Society

    Documents
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Meeting with Government and Development Partners

    Stockholm, Sweden

    Meeting with Civil Society

    Stockholm, Sweden

    Multi-stakeholder meeting

    Beijing, China

    Meeting with Government

    Beijing, China

    Meeting with Private Sector and Development Partners

    Jakarta, Indonesia

    Meeting with Government

    Jakarta, Indonesia

    Meeting with Civil Society

    Jakarta, Indonesia

    Meeting with constituencies

    Montevideo, Uruguay

    Meeting with Government

    Brasilia, Brazil

    Meeting with Private Sector

    Brasilia, Brazil

    Meeting with Civil Society

    Brasilia, Brazil

    Meeting with Parliamentary Gender Commission

    Documents
    Tunis, Tunisia

    Meeting with Development Partners

    Documents
    Tunis, Tunisia

    Meeting with Private Sector

    Documents
    Tunis, Tunisia

    Meeting with Civil Society

    Documents
    Tunis, Tunisia

    Meeting with Private Sector

    Casablanca, Morocco

    Meeting with Government and Development Partners

    Rabat, Morocco

    Meeting with Civil Society

    Documents
    Rabat, Morocco

    Meeting with Development Partners

    Documents
    Islamabad, Pakistan

    Multi-stakeholder meeting

    Documents
    Istanbul, Turkey

    Meeting with Civil Society and Academia

    Documents
    Islamabad, Pakistan

    Meeting with Civil Society

    Documents
    Islamabad, Pakistan

    Meeting with Government, Embassies, Foundations and International Organizations

    Documents
    Ankara, Turkey

    Meeting with Private Sector

    Documents
    Islamabad, Pakistan

    Multi-stakeholder meeting

    Documents
    Kabul, Afghanistan

    Multi-stakeholder meeting

    Amman, Jordan

    Multi-stakeholder meeting

    Saida, Lebanon

    Meeting with Government and Development Partners

    Beirut, Lebanon

    Meeting with Private Sector

    Beirut, Lebanon

    Meeting with Civil Society and Academia

    Beirut, Lebanon

    Meeting with Private Sector

    Paris, France

    Meeting with the Participants of GenderNet hosted by Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Paris, France

    Meeting with Development Partners

    Documents
    Managua, Nicaragua

    Meeting with Private Sector

    Documents
    Managua, Nicaragua

    Meeting with Government

    Managua, Nicaragua

    Meeting with Civil Society

    Documents
    Managua, Nicaragua

    Submissions

    Date Title Contributors

    Promising Practice for Gender Transformation in WASH Programming

    WaterAid

    United Kingdom comments on the World Bank Group consultation on the new Gender Strategy

    UK Department for International Development

    WaterAid’s feedback on the World Bank’s gender policy

    WaterAid

    FHI 360 Feedback on WBG Gender Policy Concept Note

    FHI 360

    WIDE+ Critical reflections and Key Recommendations for the World Bank Group's New Gender Equality Strategy

    Patricia Muñoz Cabrera and Gea Meijers of Wide +

    CARE International Submission to World Bank Gender Strategy Consultation

    Gerry Boyle

    World Bank Gender Strategy Consultation Oxfam Draft Response

    Francesca Rhodes - Oxfam

    A Theory of Change on Child Marriage

    Girls not Brides

    Women in Parliaments Global Forum – Input to the World Bank Group Gender Strategy Consultation

    WOMEN IN PARLIAMENTS GLOBAL FORUM

    Comments by The Netherlands’ Task Force on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality on the WBG Concept Note Gender Strategy

    The Netherlands’ Task Force on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality

    The Menstrual Hygiene Management and The International Human Rights System: A Vicious Cycle of Silence

    Robyn Boosey and Emily Wilson

    IPPF’S Consultation Response to the World Bank Group Draft Gender Strategy

    International Planned Parenthood Federation

    Feedback from Women Deliver on WBG Gender Policy Concept Note

    Women Deliver

    The UK Gender and Development Network (GADN) Women’s Economic Justice (WEJ) working group’s submission to the World Bank Group’s Gender Strategy

    UK Gender and Development Network (GADN) Women’s Economic Justice (WEJ)

    Human Rights Watch Feedback on the Development of a New World Bank Gender Strategy

    Human Rights Watch

    Nordic-Baltic Constituency input to World Bank Group gender strategy consultation

    Nordic-Baltic Constituency

    Policies to support women’s paid work

    Gianna Claudia Giannelli - University of Florence and CHILD, Italy, and IZA, Germany

    Social protection programs for women in developing countries

    Lisa A. Cameron - Monash University, Australia, and IZA, Germany

    Women from Fragile to Flourishing

    CORDAID

    Caring for people with intellectual disabilities in poor rural communities in Cambodia: experience from ADD International

    Sylvie Cordier

    Addressing Violence Against Women in the Commonwealth Within States’ Obligations under International Law

    The Commonwealth Secretariat

    Strengthening Jurisprudence of Equality - Violence Against Women

    The Commonwealth Secretariat

    Female Labor Force Participation in Developing Countries

    IZA World of Labor

    Gender, Trade and Public Procurement Policy Kenya, India, Australia, Jamaica

    Raymond Mark Kirton

    Gender and Political Development: Women and Political Leadership in the Commonwealth

    The Commonwealth Plan of Action for Gender Equality

    A Case Study of Gender Responsive Budgeting in India

    Lekha Chakraborty

    Savings and Credit Organisations Owned or Managed by Women

    The Commonwealth Secretariat

    A Case Study of Gender Responsive Budgeting in Uganda

    Mary Kusambiza

    A Case Study of Gender Responsive Budgeting in Australia

    Rhonda Sharp and Ray Broomhill

    A Case Study of Gender Responsive Budgeting in Bangladesh

    Dr Kaniz Siddique
    x

    This site uses cookies to optimize functionality and give you the best possible experience. If you continue to navigate this website beyond this page, cookies will be placed on your browser. To learn more about cookies, click here.