Gender equality is an urgent imperative. The world is experiencing a series of unprecedented crises with disproportionately negative impacts on women, girls, sexual and gender minorities and marginalized groups. At stake is the fundamental human right of gender equality for all people, a matter of equity and justice. It is a foundation for a peaceful and prosperous world and essential for development. However, achieving gender equality is uniquely challenging and complex. It demands changes that span national laws and policies, public and private sector activities, and personal lives. Growing evidence on the broad negative impacts of gender constraints and how to address them can inspire and inform the way forward.
The proposal WB Gender Strategy 2024-30 raises the bold ambition of accelerate gender equality for a sustainable, resilient and inclusive future in alignment with the Roadmap for the evolution of the World Bank. The Strategy responds to the urgency, fundamentality and global complexity of achieving gender equality. Taking advantage of the implementation of the WB Gender Strategy 2016-23The new strategy proposes to commit with greater ambition (addressing gender equality for all as essential for global development) and to do it differently.
HeWB Gender Strategy 2024-30 proposes to focus on innovation, financing and collective action to end gender violence, raise human capital, expand and enable economic opportunities and engage women as leaders.
The strategy is being configured by broad and inclusive commitment with public and private sector clients, development partners, civil society and other key stakeholders, and will formally launch in 2024.
A series of contributions are informing the proposal. WB Gender Strategy 2024-2030. These include a Ten-year retrospective on gender and developmentto Retrospective of IFC’s implementation of the World Bank Gender Strategy 2016-2023a retrospective on Prevention and response to gender violence in World Bank operationsand a series ofthematic political notes and causal evidence summaries providing a synthesis of global knowledge and lessons learned in implementation.