Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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

World Bank Gender & Development Seminar

Washington, DC
Senior Fellow, UN Foundation and Lead Author of the Report 
Practice Leader, AFR Chief Economist Office, World Bank Group, 
contributing author to Roadmap Report studies 
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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