Women, Business and the Law (WBL) is a program of the World Bank that systematically documents and measures legal and regulatory barriers to women’s economic empowerment around the world. The grant will continue to strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations in sub-Saharan Africa to understand and use information from WBL to advocate for gender equality reforms, support engagement at the local level, and, organize peer-to-peer knowledge events among policymakers and civil society organizations. The WBL team will develop case studies of successful reforms and targeted country summaries to understand what motivates reform, map challenges to implementation, and prioritize reform efforts in the region.
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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.