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By Gita Gopal

As a part of the Bank's poverty relief mandate, the Bank's 1994 Operational coverage on Gender Dimensions of improvement aimed to lessen gender disparity and elevate the participation of ladies within the fiscal improvement in their international locations. This review examines the relevance and result of this coverage.

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E VA L U AT I N G A D E C A D E O F W O R L D B A N K G E N D E R P O L I C Y: 1 9 9 0 – 9 9 Ta b l e 2 . ) (v) Does the PER cite gender-disaggregated data (for example, Rated 0–3 as above pertaining to poverty and enrollment numbers) that help gauge the magnitude of gender inequity better? (vi) Does the PER draw on and inform other economic and sector work? • Based on the above, rate the overall relevance and depth of gender analysis and specific recommendations in the PER. Sector Report • Examples of Women’s Issues • More than mere reference to sex-disaggregated data; for example, maternal mortality rates and primary school enrollment.

A staff survey was carried out (see Annex D) to assess staff understanding of the Bank gender policy framework. Staff from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the African Development Bank (AfDB), and the IADB were also interviewed. The gender workshop organized by To determine whether the Development Assistance gender was Committee (DAC) Working integrated differently Group on Gender provided a rich source of information on into CASs before and the gender policies of bilateral after the 1994 policy, donors.

One example of the high costs of gender inequalities to human and social welfare is the gender gap in education. Studies confirm that increased schooling for women directly contributes to a family’s welfare by reducing infant and child mortality, lowering fertility, and improving the nutritional status of children (Hill and King 1995; Klasen 1999; Smith and Haddad 1999). Thus, when gender constraints prevent or severely limit girls’ education, the effects in terms of death, illness, malnutrition, and poverty also become disadvantageous to the next generation.

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