|GENDER EQUALITY MATTERS: THE WAY FORWARD|
|Friday September 23, 2011|
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
|Archive video link available at http://www.worldbank.org/pos/|
Gender equality matters for development, as shown in this year's World
Development Report (WDR). It matters because it is a core development objective
in its own right, and because gender equality is smart economics - it can
improve other development outcomes as well as the prospects for the next
generation. It also matters for development policy-making because broad-based
economic development closes some, although not all, gender disparities.
While the last quarter century has seen the unprecedented narrowing of
many gender gaps in education, health and labor market opportunities, not
all gender disparities shrink with economic development. Therefore, corrective
policies are needed to focus especially on the gaps that persist even as
countries get richer. Bringing a gender perspective to development policy-making
can also help make other policies more effective, even when they do not
target gender equality itself.
Key questions addressed included:
- Where is the payoff for development from
addressing gender disparities potentially the largest?
- Where do higher incomes by themselves reduce
- Where would reorientation of policies yield
the greatest benefit?
|Panelist(s):||Ramzia Abbas Aleryani , General Secretary, General Arab Women Union, and Chairperson, Yemeni Women Union, Yemen|
Caroline Anstey , Managing Director, World Bank Group
Kaushik Basu , Chief Economic Advisor to the Government, India
Naila Chowdhury , Chief Executive Officer, Grameen Solutions, Bangladesh
Ib Petersen , State Secretary for Development Policy, Denmark
John Rwangombwa , Minister, Ministry of Finance, Rwanda
|Moderator(s):||Gillian Tett , US Managing Editor, Financial Times, United States|
|Organized by:||Alejandra Viveros, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management; Ana Maria Munoz, Development Economics – World Bank Group|
|Last modified on: 09/28/2011 05:09:53 PM|