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IEG Evaluated World Bank's Gender Support

Findings of the new Gender and Development report

The evaluation of the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) of the World Bank’s support for gender issues between 2002 and 2008 is of significant relevance in the light of the Beijing+15 review, meaning 15 years after the landmark 4th World Women´s Conference 1995 in Beijing and its launching of gender mainstreaming as crucial strategy for all institutions and organizations. Comment by Christa Wichterich


The IEG found out that the Bank`s support for gender equality improved in the evaluation period 2002-2008 compared to the earlier decade. In 2001, the Bank had launched Country Gender Assessments (CGAs) as a new diagnostic tool in its strategy for action. Each borrower was supposed to complete a CGA at country level by the end of 2005 and to identify sectoral priorities for gender in order to increase development effectiveness ...

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