Event (livestream): TEDxWorldBankGroup via live webcast

This year’s event will be on the Global Challenges in the New Decade encouraging conversation and debates on critical issues such as gender, climate change, agriculture and water. We hope you join our event and share your thoughts and ideas. Click here to view event, on Friday April 23, 2010 - 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 >> Read more

Publications: Gender & Development an evaluation of World Bank support 2002-2006

In 2001 the World Bank adopted a gender equality policy as a means to help reduce poverty. This policy was outlined in Integrating Gender into the World Bank's Work: A Strategy for Action (referred as the 2001 Gender Strategy). Through this evaluation the Independent Evaluation Group finds that the World Bank made progress in gender >> Read more

Event (livestream): Meeting today for the launch of the GAFSP initiative

On Thursday morning, Secretary Geithner will meet with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Bill Gates, Canadian Finance Minister James Flaherty, Spanish Second Vice President and Minister of Finance Elena Salgado, South Korean Finance Minster Yoon Jeung-Hyun and World Bank President Robert Zoellick at Treasury to discuss a >> Read more

News: PHILIPPINES Women’s College Corrects Gender Miseducation

MANILA, Apr 16 (IPS) - Flip open a typical textbook used in many Philippine schools and you will likely find images of women illustrating verbs such as ‘cook’ or ‘clean’, but hardly appearing anywhere much in economics and history textbooks. These are examples of the gender miseducation that textbooks in this South-east Asian country often >> Read more

Publication (book): Food, diversity, vulnerability and social change Research findings from insular Southeast Asia

By: Anke Niehof (Wageningen University) Book Series: Food, diversity, vulnerability and social change 2010, 144 pages, paperback, Mansholt Series - ISSN 1871-9309, Volume 9 Food is a universal basic need. The diverse ways in which people and households try to meet this need, the constraints they are up against in doing so, and the strategies >> Read more

News: Investing in women farmers key to halving hunger, says ActionAid

21st April 2010 "Investing in women smallholder farmers is the key to halving hunger and results in twice as much growth as investment in any other sector (1), a new ActionAid report reveals, as the European Union launches its rescue plan for the Millennium Development Goals in Brussels today. (Wednesday 21 April).  Less than one >> Read more

Event (online): Take part in the Population Reference Bureau’s upcoming Discuss Online “Helping Girls Attain Self-Worth and Self-Sufficiency”

When: Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 1–2 p.m. (EDT) (GMT -5) Who: Wendy Baldwin, Vice President and Director of the Poverty, Gender, and Youth Program, Population Council Where: Go to http://discuss.prb.org. You may submit questions in advance and during the discussion. A full transcript of the questions and answers will be posted after the discussion. About: >> Read more

Event (DC): An International Forum in Support of The Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship

The United Nations Development Program & The Academy for Educational Development “Advancing the Cairo Agenda: Entrepreneurship, Education and Gender Equality in the Muslim World” Wednesday, April 28, 2010 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. (to be followed by a reception from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.) Academy Hall, Academy for Educational Development 1825 Connecticut Avenue NW, 8th Floor >> Read more

Resources: Sharpening the Focus on Gender in Agriculture, UN Food and Agriculture Organization Toolkit

A new FAO toolkit aims to sharpen the focus of anti-hunger and development efforts by helping countries gather more accurate information on differences between men and women in agriculture.  The Agri-Gender Database, developed in response to a request from the African Commission on Agricultural Statistics (AFCAS), offers step-by-step, example-driven guidance on how to collect gender >> Read more

Publications: Gender and Development Issue on WATER

"The use of water - including the question of who can have access, when, and how much they can have - is shaped as much by the way a society is organised, as by issues of supply. Gender inequality means that women - along with other marginalised groups - are often negatively affected by systems >> Read more