The Africa Region at the World Bank is conducting research to support the needs of sub-Saharan African countries to capitalize on development opportunities created by changes in the population structure. The objectives of the analyses are to clarify concepts and provide analytical findings, demonstrate how findings can be translated into policies that can harness the impact of changes in population trends for economic development, and provide strategies for implementing policies. The Hewlett Foundation’s funds would support dissemination of the research at the country level to ensure that the findings guide country-level action. The World Bank will engage with government officials and other persons and organizations of influence, including academicians, civil society representatives, the media, and development partners in targeted countries. In addition, the World Bank will take advantage of existing platforms such as country-level technical assistance and World Bank Institute courses that bring together experts from different countries to interact with bank staff and global experts. To capture the attention of these decision makers and influential entities, the World Bank plans to collaborate with partners to produce policy briefs and visual tools based on the analytical work.
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for work to expand quality investments in child care
The World Bank Group is an international financial institution that provides low-cost loans and grants to developing countries around the world, as well as policy advice, research, and technical assistance. The World Bank Group’s twin goals are to eradicate extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. In conjunction with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Hilton Foundation, this grant will support the World Bank to drive more and better investments in child care by contributing to the evidence base through developing tools, guidance, and analytical work and by supporting country level work through helping World Bank operational teams make the case for child care and assisting them to design and implement quality projects. (Strategy: International Women’s Economic Empowerment).
for promoting the use of gender data to inform, influence, and design policies to narrow gender gaps
The World Bank Group is an international financial organization that provides low-cost loans and grants to developing countries around the world, as well as policy advice, research and analysis and technical advice. The twin goals are to eradicate extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. The grant will support the bank in promoting the use of gender data to inform, influence, and design government policies to improve women’s economic opportunities in two countries. (Strategy: International Women’s Economic Empowerment)
for a project on gender data
This project continues a partnership among the World Bank, Data2X, the International Labour Organization, and the Food and Agriculture Organization to develop a methodology to measure unpaid work, as a contribution to implementation of the standards adopted by the 19th International Conference of Labour Statisticians. The project will support the agencies’ efforts to jointly develop and test measurement approaches in one country.