by: World Bank
Engendering Development focuses on gender issues and their
broad economic and social implications in developing and transitional
countries. The report examines the conceptual and empirical links
between gender, public policy, and development outcomes and
demonstrates the value of applying a gender perspective to the design
of development policies. The evidence presented shows that societies
that discriminate by gender pay a high price in terms of their ability
to develop and to reduce poverty. To promote gender equality, the
report proposes a 3-part strategy emphasizing institutional reforms,
based on a foundation of equal rights for women and men; policies for
sustained economic development; and active measures to redress
persistent gender disparities.
This title, presenting data and analyses and reviews an extensive
development literature, is intended as a tool for policy makers,
development specialists, and members of civil society who are
promoting, designing, and implementing effective and sustainable
A copublication of the World Bank and Oxford University Press.
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