Released on 19 September 2011, the Bank says: “Gender equality matters in its own right but is also smart economics: Countries that create better opportunities and conditions for women and girls can raise productivity, improve outcomes for children, make institutions more representative, and advance development prospects for all, says a new World Bank flagship report.”
The WDR 2012 can be downloaded in full, by chapters, overview and main messages.
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Main messages (4 pages)
Overview (50 pages)