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Lanzamiento del Grupo de Alto Nivel del ONU sobre el Empoderamiento Económico de las Mujeres, septiembre de 2016. Crédito: ONU Mujeres / Ryan Brown

Gender

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Will IMF’s response to UN report on women’s economic empowerment change its policies?

UN High Level Panel on women’s economic empowerment publishes flagship report, civil society expressed concerns macroeconomic perspectives are lacking, despite Bank and Fund being on the panel.

31 January 2017
Community midwife in badakhshan uses postpartum family planning

Social services

Analysis

GFF falls short on family planning

Investments by the World Bank-hosted Global Financing Facility (GFF) do not reflect the family planning priorities identified by developing countries and local communities. The GFF also continues to suffer from a lack of transparency and meaningful civil society participation, raising doubts about the new mechanism’s effectiveness.

31 January 2017 | At Issue
Box-ticking

IFI governance

Analysis

World Bank results: "box-ticking" on gender, weak monitoring and evaluation

A new IEG report highlights persistent concerns with the World Bank’s monitoring and evaluation systems and ‘sluggish’ management response, and raises questions about the effectiveness of the Bank’s integration of gender within its operations.

29 June 2016
IWD HLP

Gender

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Gender equality at the IFIs: progress or PR?

The World Bank and the IMF have increased their rhetoric on gender equality, but concerns remain about Fund and Bank impacts on gender equality in practice.

5 April 2016
World Bank managing director Sri Mulyani Indrawati with youth from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, in August 2015. Photo: World Bank

Gender

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World Bank releases new gender strategy

The World Bank Group released its new Gender Strategy for 2016-2023 in December.

9 February 2016
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Gender

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Gender progress? The World Bank's approach to new gender strategy criticised

As the World Bank consultation on its new gender strategy closes, NGOs shareholders criticise the Bank's approach.

28 September 2015

Gender

Analysis

Response to World Bank's gender strategy

A joint NGO submission to the World Bank's gender strategy consultation.

13 July 2015

Gender

News

Women’s work: IFIs focus on gender inequalities

New IMF report highlights the impact of legal barriers on women’s employment, as World Bank’s message on gender equality is undermined by the absence of a gender safeguard.

31 March 2015

Other news

Gender

News

25 October 2016

The IMF and gender equality: A critical analysis

Bretton Woods Project has published a new briefing providing a critical analysis of the IMF's latest work on gender equality.

Finance

News

26 September 2016

World Bank withholds new lending for Uganda

The World Bank has announced that it is withholding new lending for Uganda, following the cancellation of a criticised road project.

Gender

Background

15 April 2016 | Minutes

Missing the bigger picture for women’s economic empowerment? Wages, labor and taxation policies in focus

Notes from a meeting at the IMF/World Bank CSO Forum at the 2016 Spring meetings, exploring human rights, social policy and gender equality, examining the IMF’s pilot surveillance work on inequality and gender and the World Bank’s new gender strategy.

Gender

Background

8 October 2015 | Minutes

Mind the gaps: Toward a new World Bank Group gender equality strategy

Notes from the 8 October session of the World Bank gender strategy at the IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings CSO Policy Forum 2015.

Gender

News

6 July 2015

World Bank gender strategy consultation

The World Bank is conducting a formal consultation on a new gender strategy concluding 31 July.

Gender

Background

16 April 2015 | Minutes

Gender and development: What is happening now?

Notes from a meeting on gender and development during the World Bank spring meetings.

IFI governance

Background

16 March 2015 | Minutes

UK civil society meeting with UK World Bank Executive Director Gwen Hines

Notes of a meeting with UK World Bank Executive Director Gwen Hines 25 February 2015.

Gender

News

3 February 2015

IEG calls on World Bank for more gender integration

Independent Evaluation Group highlights lack of gender integration in World Bank social safety net projects