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

Phase 1
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

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

UK Department for International Development

Promising Practice for Gender Transformation in WASH Programming

WaterAid

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

WaterAid

FHI 360 Feedback on WBG Gender Policy Concept Note

FHI 360

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

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

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

Strengthening Jurisprudence of Equality - Violence Against Women

The Commonwealth Secretariat

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

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

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

A Case Study of Gender Responsive Budgeting in India

Lekha Chakraborty
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