Investing in Women: Progress and Prospects for the World Bank

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Despite important progress, large numbers of women in many countries live under conditions of severe deprivation. In the interest of both economic efficiency and social justice, it is time for the international development community to attend as a matter of priority to improving women's lives and their participation in public life. Investing in Women is about the role of the World Bank--the largest and most influential source of development finance, research, and advisory services--in helping to break the cycle ...

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Overview

Despite important progress, large numbers of women in many countries live under conditions of severe deprivation. In the interest of both economic efficiency and social justice, it is time for the international development community to attend as a matter of priority to improving women's lives and their participation in public life. Investing in Women is about the role of the World Bank--the largest and most influential source of development finance, research, and advisory services--in helping to break the cycle of deprivation that engulfs women and to advance their economic and social well-being.

The analysis examines selected projects that have aimed to benefit women in major sectors of World Bank lending, spotlighting ones that have seemed to work well and drawing lessons from them; explores areas that remain as-yet unrealized opportunities for Bank investments in women; and discusses a number of crosscutting issues that bear importantly on all of the World Bank's efforts to improve women's lives.

An appendix to Investing in Women includes excerpted remarks from a 1995 conference on the role of the multilateral development banks in improving the lives of women by Nancy Birdsall, Executive Vice President of the Inter-American Development Bank; Mahbub ul Haq, President of the Human Development Center in Islamabad, Pakistan; Margaret Catley-Carlson, President of The Population Council; and Sven Sandstrom, Managing Director of the World Bank.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781565170186
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 5/15/1996
  • Series: Policy Essay Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.03 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.35 (d)

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Mayra Buvinic, President of the International Center for Research on Women, is a social psychologist with extensive experience in the field of women and development. Catherine Gwin, Senior Vice President of the Overseas Development Council, has written extensively on the international economic and development institutions. Lisa M. Bates is a graduate student in public health and policy at Harvard University. Mayra Buvinic, President of the International Center for Research on Women, is a social psychologist with extensive experience in the field of women and development. Catherine Gwin, Senior Vice President of the Overseas Development Council, has written extensively on the international economic and development institutions. Lisa M. Bates is a graduate student in public health and policy at Harvard University.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Executive Summary 1
Pt. I Making the Case for Investing in Women 11
Women's Status Worldwide 15
The Bank's Overall Record 18
Translating Concepts into Practice 21
Pt. II Investing in Women as Mothers 29
Population and Health 31
Education 37
Common Features in Social-Sector Projects 42
Pt. III Investing in Women as Workers 45
Agriculture 46
Credit 51
Common Project Features 55
Pt. IV Unrealized Opportunities 57
Infrastructure 58
Employment Generation for Poor Women 63
Pt. V Concluding Observations 67
Major Findings 68
Defining Best Practices 69
Creating Enabling Conditions Within the World Bank 73
Notes 80
Appendix. Excerpted Remarks from ODC/ICRW Conference 85
About the Authors 111
About the ODC 112
About the ICRW 114
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