Gender in Agriculture Partnership

Transforming agriculture to empower women and deliver food, nutrition and income security

World Bank Gender & Development Seminar

Date: 
24/04/2014
Washington, DC
Speaker:
Senior Fellow, UN Foundation and Lead Author of the Report 
 
Discussant:
Practice Leader, AFR Chief Economist Office, World Bank Group, 
contributing author to Roadmap Report studies 
 
Chair:
Director, Gender & Development Group, World Bank Group
 
Designing and implementing effective interventions to advance women's economic opportunities is a challenge. This session will present highlights from a major new report, A Roadmap for Promoting Women's Economic Empowerment.
 
The report, a collaboration between the UN Foundation and ExxonMobil Foundation, identifies proven, promising, and high-potential interventions to promote women's economic advancement and increase women's productivity and earnings worldwide. It also looks at the cost effectiveness and sustainability of programs to provide a new framework for how best to empower women. The report particularly focuses on four categories-entrepreneurship, farming, wage employment, and young women's employment-identified as priority areas in the World Development Report 2012 on Gender and Development.
 
 
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