September 19, 2011
A new IFPRI Discussion Paper, Do Shocks Affect Men’s and Women’s Assets Differently? A review of literature and new evidence from Bangladesh and Uganda is now available. This paper attempts to expand understanding of the gender-differentiated impact of shocks on assets through a literature review on shocks and gendered asset dynamics and an analysis of new panel data (2007 and 2009) from Uganda and Bangladesh looking at the impact of negative shocks and positive events on men’s and women’s assets.
(PHND) IFPRI 01113 – Do Shocks Affect Men’s and Women’s Assets Differently?
A Review of Literature and New Evidence from Bangladesh and Uganda
Agnes R. Quisumbing, Neha Kumar, and Julia A. Behrman
September 19, 2011
An upcoming report by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Girls Grow: A Vital Force in Rural Economies will evaluate the role of adolescent girls in the developing world and identify opportunities for national governments and bilateral donors to equip these girls to be agents of economic and social change. This report serves as the next volume of the Girls Count series. Girls Count provides some of the first critical research specifically focused on adolescent girls in the developing world. It demonstrates how providing support to girls ages 10-18 dramatically improves their lives – and also results in significant benefits for society as a whole. A launch event for this publication is scheduled for early October in the United Kingdom, read more here.
May 16, 2011
It highlights recent Bank initiatives which seek to promote the economic empowerment of women and gender equality, and to encourage others to do the same.
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May 12, 2011
The Economic Growth, Agriculture, and Trade’s (EGAT) Women in Development Office is being transformed into a new Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, focused on building partnerships that can deliver results. This office will also give greater support to female entrepreneurship, scale up initiatives designed to enhance women’s ownership of key assets like land and housing, and work to reduce gender gaps in access to new technology and infrastructure. Carla Koppell is the new Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Office. The complete speech is available at http://www.usaid.gov/press/releases/2011/ps110426.html.
May 2, 2011
Monday, May 16 at 2:30pm
Co-sponsored by InterAction and Women Thrive Worldwide
What: A Dialogue with USAID’s Leads on Gender Equality:
Carla Koppell, Senior Coordinator, Office of Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment
Dr. Caren Grown, Senior Gender Advisor, Policy Planning and Learning Bureau
When: Monday, May 16, 2:30-4:00pm
Where: InterAction, 1400 16th St., NW, Suite 210 (Call in available: 202-667-8227; ask for the
“Dialogue with USAID’s Leads on Gender Equality”)
RSVP: Emily Valk, firstname.lastname@example.org by May 12th
On April 26th, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah announced the creation of the Office on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment for the Agency. Join us to hear about plans for the Office and progress on development of USAID’s new Gender Policy.
May 2, 2011
The crisis response and recovery policies of Asian governments have been shaped by the lessons learned from the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s. An important lesson emerging from the recent crisis is that the policy goal should not be to return to a “normal” pre-crisis situation but to address fundamental and not just short-term urgencies, and seize the opportunity to rebalance towards a new development trajectory that is job-rich, just, sustainable and inclusive. The main components of “rebalancing” have been identified as transition from public to private sector-led growth, domestic-led growth of consumption and investments in place of export-led growth, shifts to green jobs and green enterprises and deeper Asian regional integration. The theme of this reports is that such rebalancing must, as a matter of both “smart economics” and social justice, also promote gender equality in the labour market. To be successful, rebalancing policies must mainstream gender equality considerations.
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April 6, 2011
Date: 07 Apr 2011
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Washington DC, United States
Venue: IDB Auditorium/EVICC, 1330 New York Avenue, N.W.
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.*
Keynote Speaker: Michelle Bachelet, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director for UN Women
Guest Speaker: Vanda Pignato, Secretary of Social Inclusion and First Lady of El Salvador
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will hold a launch event for the IDB’s Policy on Gender Equality and Gender Action Plan 2011-2012 with keynote speaker Michelle Bachelet, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director for UN Women, and guest speaker, Vanda Pignato, Secretary of Social Inclusion and First Lady of El Salvador. IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno will deliver the opening remarks. The event will also feature a panel with IDB management on promising IDB initiatives to foster gender equality.
For a detailed agenda, please click on the documents link.
The event is open to the public. Interpretation services in Spanish and English will be provided.
CLICK HERE FOR THE SPANISH LANGUAGE WEBCAST
If you are interested in attending the event, please click on the “register” link and fill out the registration form for the event.
December 6, 2010
The IFAD corporate gender evaluation is now accessible on the web and will be discussed at up-coming EB seminar (13 December) and EB session (14-16 December).
July 18, 2010
Steps can be taken to address gender inequities in European science, according to a report released last month by the European Commission-supported genSET project. The report calls for gender diversity in grant-selection panels, better awareness of salary-negotiation tactics, procedures that cater to dual-career couples, and institutional public-relations activities that consistently include women (for example, in promotional campaigns for new jobs). The report also recommends reducing teaching for those with heavy administrative workloads, focusing assessments on quality of research rather than quantity, and developing better ways to encourage women to apply for scientific posts.
Access it here
For more on the project by the European Commission called GenSET at http://www.genderinscience.org/