The World Bank has come up with a new Gender Mainstreaming Strategy, endorsed by Bank Executive Directors on 18 September. The new strategy aims to streamline gender concerns into World Bank policies, starting with integration into PRSPs and Joint Staff Assessments. It also involves conducting Country Gender Assessments (CGAs) in all active borrowing countries, principally to identify gender sensitive responses to poverty alleviation and economic growth. Gender concerns to be addressed include male/female roles, allocation of resources and conferment of rights.
As India has risen in the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business rankings, it has seen other key development indicators slip.
New IMF gender guidance opportunity for civil society to keep its staff to account.
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