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Gender

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World Bank's new gender strategy: Concerns about approach to social protection and gender-blind macroeconomic reforms remain

With the World Bank’s current gender strategy set to expire next year, care and social protection emerge as a possible focus, but CSOs remain skeptical that Bank's private sector-led approach will deliver on women's rights.

21 July 2022

Finance

Analysis

Learning lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic: The World Bank’s macroeconomic policies and women’s rights

This briefing argues that the Bank’s current framework for analysing the impacts of its macroeconomic policy advice on gender equality are insufficient.

29 September 2021 | Briefings

Gender

Commentary

Civil society statement regarding IMF's upcoming first-ever gender strategy

Civil society joint statement formulates a set of key policy asks grounded in a commitment to critically assess the gendered impact of the Fund’s conventional fiscal, monetary, and labour market policy advice.

18 March 2022 | Letters

Gender

News

Civil society letter to the IMF Board to call for open consultation on upcoming Gender Strategy

CSOs send an open letter to the Executive Directors of the International Monetary Fund calling for an open and robust public consultation on the IMF’s forthcoming Gender Strategy.

24 January 2022 | Letters
An unidentified woman buying in a typical grocery shop on Jan 27, 2004 in Ilakaka, Madagascar.

Finance

News

World Bank and IMF´s gender analysis of VAT falls short

IFI’s initial analysis of gender impact of VAT still at odds with civil society calls and evidence.

22 September 2021

Finance

Analysis

Latest IMF gender research: Making the economy work for women, or women work for the economy?

IMF gender research direction shifts away from macroeconomic drivers of gender inequality.

13 July 2021

Finance

News

IMF's continued VAT push inconsistent with rhetoric on progressive taxes

As the IMF celebrates the rise of VAT, women and those least able to pay are left behind in worsening inequality crisis.

10 December 2020

Social services

Analysis

World Bank funded $17.3 million Uganda reproductive health voucher PPP fails to reach the poorest women

World Bank backs private sector voucher project in Uganda as poorest women lose out.

6 October 2020

Other news

Gender

Background

6 April 2022 | Project news

The Bretton Woods Project welcomes new gender project staff

BWP is pleased to welcome Friederike Strub as our Gender Equality and Macroeconomics Lead and Amy McShane as Gender Project Officer.

Gender

News

13 July 2021

World Bank gender-based violence mechanism raises "serious concerns"

World Bank procurement mechanism faces questions over community engagement

Gender

Background

16 November 2021 | Recruitment

Gender Project Officer vacancy (CLOSED)

BWP is looking for a Project Officer to support the Bretton Woods Project team in monitoring the work of the World Bank and IMF, supporting critical civil society communities, and advocating for transformational change.

IFI governance

Background

8 October 2021 | Minutes

The role of the World Bank in combatting economic gender inequality in conflict-affected countries

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 8 October on the need for the World Bank to better address economic gender inequality in conflict-affected countries.

Gender

Background

23 March 2021 | Minutes

Creating a Caring Economy: The role of IFIs and the CEDAW framework in transformative change

Notes from the Spring 2021 Civil Society Policy Forum session on 23 March.

Gender

Background

1 October 2020

Building a feminist recovery for all: Gender transformative policies are more urgent than ever

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 1 October.

Gender

Background

15 November 2019 | Minutes

Advancing a feminist approach to women's economic inequality

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum panel event on 16 October on women's economic inequality and macroeconomic policy.

Gender

Background

28 October 2019 | Minutes

Cutting to the core: Rethinking the IMF’s way of doing business to tackle gender inequalities

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum panel event on 17 October on the IMF’s approach to gender.