The World Bank's new Gender Action Plan (GAP), aptly named Gender equality as smart economics, is tightly framed in the Bank's economic policy framework.
The Bank’s formal commitment to disability work began in June 2002 with the founding of the disability and development team within the social protection unit of the human development vice-presidency. The team’s primary focus is on cooperating at the international level on including the disabled in development.
World Bank and its work on youth
According to a June Bank report, a mere $286 million out of the originally pledged $1.9 billion has been committed for avian flu preparedness.
The who, what, where and how much of the World Bank's work with the aged and pension reform.
A group of public health experts has called for an independent investigation into the World Bank's publication of "false epidemiological statistics", approval of "obsolete treatments" for a deadly strain of malaria, and failure to uphold its pledges for funding malaria control.
The rigidity of Fund programmes is causing chafing at the collar in governments and civil society organisations in low-income countries, as the debate over the scaling up of aid rages.
Highlights of a civil society dialogue on the IMF Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, at the World Bank spring meetings in Washington, 20 April 2006.
brief summary of the World Bank's work and priorities in education
Summary of OED report on the Bank's response to HIV/AIDS and civil society criticisms.