Equality for Women: Where Do We Stand on Millennium Development Goal 3?

Overview

Upon signing the Millennium Declaration in 2000, the international community committed itself to eight development goals with timebound targets and measurable indicators. The third of these eight goals was to 'promote gender equality and empower women'. The third Millennium Development Goal (MDG3) in the Millennium Declaration has spurred national and international efforts to improve women's situation around the globe. 'Equality for Women: Where Do We Stand on Millennium Goal 3?' tracks countries' progress with ...

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Overview

Upon signing the Millennium Declaration in 2000, the international community committed itself to eight development goals with timebound targets and measurable indicators. The third of these eight goals was to 'promote gender equality and empower women'. The third Millennium Development Goal (MDG3) in the Millennium Declaration has spurred national and international efforts to improve women's situation around the globe. 'Equality for Women: Where Do We Stand on Millennium Goal 3?' tracks countries' progress with implementing and financing MDG3 by examining national experiences and successes with policies and programs. It also contains an assessment of the effectiveness of different strategies in achieving MDG3 and the financial requirements needed to attain MDG3 by 2015. 'Equality for Women' will be useful for gender analysts, policy makers, government officials, and others working to promote gender mainstreaming.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780821374467
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications
  • Publication date: 9/18/2008
  • Pages: 372
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments xi Contributors xiii Foreword xv Abbreviations xvii
1 Introduction, Overview, and Future Policy Agenda Mayra Buvinic Andrew R. Morrison 1
2 The State of World Progress, 1990-2007 Andrew R. Morrison Shwetlena Sabarwal Mirja Sjoblom 33
3 Indicators and Indexes of Gender Equality: What Do They Measure and What Do They Miss? Caren Grown 93
4 Monitoring Progress in Gender Equality in the Labor Market Zafiris Tzannatos 147
5 The Financial Requirements of Achieving Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment Caren Grown Chandrika Bahadur Jessie Handbury Diane Elson 207
6 What Money Can't Buy: Getting Implementation Right for MDG3 in South Asia Maitreyi Bordia Das 261
7 Policy Interventions to Meet the MDG3 Challenge in Developing Countries: Experiences from Mexico Miguel Szekely 293
8 Gender Mainstreaming: Making It Happen Rekha Mehra Geeta Rao Gupta 311 Index 337
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