Gender Equality and Development

Another gender ‘first’ – the World Bank’s flagship World Development Report 2012 has gender as its theme for the first time: Gender Equality and Development.

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.

WDR 2012 Home Page

Full Text Website 

Download full WDR (over 400 pages and 18MB)

Main messages (4 pages)

Overview (50 pages)

2 responses to “Gender Equality and Development

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