GENDER RESOURCES FEATURED TITLES WORLD DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2012
NEW CENTURY, OLD DISPARITIES
Gender and Ethnic Earnings Gaps in Latin America and the Carribean
Gender Equality and Development
By Hugo Nopo
Sep 2011 456 pages 978-0-8213-8810-5 Paperback $26.00 978-0-8213-8825-9 Hardback $50.00
This report provides a comprehensive overview of the issues surrounding the achievement of gender equality and bridges the knowledge gap on how and why gender equality matters for development. It is an invaluable reference for policy makers, academics, and development practitioners looking for a better understanding of the linkages between gender equality and development.
TOWARD GENDER EQUALITY IN EAST ASIA AND THE PACIFIC A Companion to the World Development Report Oct 2012 370 pages 978-0-8213-9623-0 Paperback $34.95
Gender Equality and Development in the Middle East and North Africa
Latin America and the Caribbean provide a rich environment for studying social inequality, because historical inequalities along gender and ethnic lines persist, despite positive indicators of economic development. The book adopts a sophisticated econometric methodology for measuring earnings gaps and applies it consistently across and within countries to measure gender and racial or ethnic differences.
WORK AND FAMILY
Latin American and Caribbean Women in Search of a New Balance
By Laura Chioda
This report examines the relationship between gender equality and development and outlines an agenda for public action to promote more effective and inclusive development in East Asian and Paciﬁc countries. It ﬁnds that promoting gender equality contributes to higher productivity, income growth, and poverty reduction; improves the opportunities and outcomes for the next generation; and enhances the quality of development policymaking.
Latin American Development Forum Mar 2012 352 pages 978-0-8213-8686-6 Paperback $30.00
MENA Development Report Jul 2009 480 pages 978-0-8213-9763-3 Paperback $29.95
This report draws on economic analysis of quantitative data from the Middle East and North Africa, qualitative research, and other international evidence to analyze gender challenges and identify the priority areas for policy action to promote gender equality in the MENA region.
Latin American Development Forum Jul 2012 184 pages 978-0-8213-8485-5 Paperback $25.00
Over recent decades the Latin America and the Caribbean region has seen a dramatic and virtually uninterrupted rise in female labor force participation. The volume views the evolution of female participation through this micro lens, drawing on the emerging literature on family formation and household structure, which views many important choices as resulting from intrahousehold bargaining.
GLOBAL MONITORING REPORT 2007
Confronting the Challenges of Gender Equality and Fragile States Global Monitoring Report Apr 2007 272 pages 978-0-8213-6975-3 Paperback $26.00
This report highlights two key thematic areas—gender equality and empowerment of women (the third MDG) and the special problems of fragile states, where extreme poverty is increasingly concentrated. It argues that gender equality and the empowerment of women are central to the development agenda. This is because gender equality makes good economic sense and because it helps advance the other development goals—including education, nutrition, and reducing child mortality.
THE LITTLE DATA BOOK ON GENDER 2013 May15 2013 246 pages 978-0-8213-9820-3 Paperback $15.00
This handy pocket guide is a quick reference for users interested in gender statistics. It presents genderdisaggregated data for more than 200 countries in an easy country-by-country reference on demography, education, health, labor force, political participation and the Millennium Development Goals.
THE LITTLE DATA BOOK ON GENDER IN AFRICA 2012/2013
March 2013 124 pages 978-0-8213-9785-5 Paperback $15.00
The Little Data Book on Gender in Africa 2012/13 provides a summary collection of gender statistics on Africa available in one volume. It contains 60 indicators, covering 53 African countries.
GENDER ASPECTS OF THE TRADE AND POVERTY NEXUS By Ian Bannon, Tsjeard Bouta, and Georg Frerks
Nov 2004 220 pages 978-0-8213-5968-6 Paperback $25.00
Trade liberalization can create economic opportunities for poor people. But are these opportunities available to men and women equally? Do the gender disparities in access to education, health, credit, and other resources limit the gains from trade and the potential beneﬁts to poor women? This volume introduces the gender dimension into empirical analyses of the links between trade and poverty, which can improve policy making.
EQUALITY FOR WOMEN
Where Do We Stand on Millennium Development Goal 3?
Edited by Mayra Buvinic, Andrew R. Morrison, A. Waafas Ofosu-Amaah, and Mirja Sjöblom Sep 2008 372 pages 978-0-8213-7446-7 Paperback $30.00
This volume tracks countries’ progress with implementing and ﬁnancing MDG3 by examining national experiences and successes with policies and programs. It also contains an assessment of the effectiveness of different strategies in achieving MDG3 and the ﬁnancial requirements needed to attain MDG3 by 2015.
AFRICA DEVELOPMENT FORUM ENTERPRISING WOMEN
Expanding Economic Opportunities in Africa
By Mary Hallward-Driemeier
May 2013 9270 pages 978-0-8213-9703-9 Paperback $29.95
Sub-Saharan Africa boasts the highest share of women entrepreneurs, but they are disproportionately concentrated among the self-employed rather than employers. This book brings together new household and enterprise data from 42 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to inform policy makers and practitioners on ways to expand women entrepreneurs’ economic opportunities.
Legal Rights and Economic Opportunities in Africa By Mary Hallward-Driemeier and Tazeen Hasan
Oct 2012 232 pages 978-0-8213-9533-2 Paperback $29.95
The importance of property rights in providing the incentive to invest, work hard, and innovate has long been recognized. Yet, many women in Africa do not have the same property rights or formal legal capacity enjoyed by men. This report documents the extent to which the legal capacity and property rights vary for women and men, and analyzes the impact this has on women’s economic opportunities.
GENDER DISPARITIES IN AFRICA’S LABOR MARKET
Edited by Jorge Saba Arbache, Alexandre Kolev, and Ewa Filipiak Aug 2010 452 pages 978-0-8213-8066-6 Paperback $25.00
The book introduces the ‘Women’s Legal Economic Empowerment Database – Africa (Women LEED Africa).’ This database covers all 47 countries in SubSaharan Africa, providing indicators and links to constitutions, ratiﬁed international conventions, and domestic statutes where there are gender gaps in legal capacity and property rights.
FEATURED TITLES CONT’ED GENDER AND GOVERNANCE IN RURAL SERVICES
THE OTHER HALF OF GENDER
Edited by Maria C. Correia and Ian Bannon
GENDER IN AGRICULTURE SOURCEBOOK
An Evaluation of World Bank Support, 2002-08
Insights from India, Ghana, and Ethiopia
Agriculture and Rural Development Jan 2010 376 pages 978-0-8213-7658-4 Paperback $35.00
The book provides policy-relevant knowledge on strategies to improve agricultural and rural service delivery with a focus on providing more equitable access to these services, especially for women. It focuses on two public services: agricultural extension, as an example of an agricultural service, and on drinking water, as an example of rural service that is not directly related to agriculture but is of high relevance for rural women.
GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT
An Evaluation of World Bank Support, 2002-08 Independent Evaluation Group Studies May 2010 120 pages 978-0-8213-8325-4 Paperback $25.00
This evaluation assesses the effectiveness of the World Bank’s 2001 gender strategy and the results thereof. Covering the period ﬁscal 2002-08, the evaluation ﬁnds that the Bank made progress in gender integration compared with an earlier IEG evaluation on gender covering the period ﬁscal 1990-99.
Jun 2006 340 pages 978-0-8213-6505-2 Paperback $35.00
This report brings the gender and development debate full circle—from a much-needed focus on empowering women to a more comprehensive gender framework that considers gender as a system that affects both women and men. It draws on a slowly emerging realization that attaining the vision of gender equality will be difﬁcult, if not impossible, without changing the ways in which masculinities are deﬁned and acted upon.
THE INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION OF WOMEN
Edited by Maurice Schiff, Andrew R. Morrison, and Mirja Sjöblom Trade and Development Nov 2007 236 pages 978-0-8213-7227-2 Paperback $35.00
Despite the great number of female migrants and their importance for the development agenda in countries of origin, there has until recently been a striking lack of gender analysis in the economic literature on international migration and development. This volume makes a valuable contribution in this context by providing eight new studies focusing on the nexus between gender, international migration, and economic development.
Agriculture and Rural Development Oct 2008 790 pages 978-0-8213-7587-7 Paperback $45.00
This volume provides an up-to-date understanding of gender issues and a rich compilation of compelling evidence of good practices and lessons learned to guide practitioners in integrating gender dimensions into agricultural projects and programs.
GENDER, CONFLICT AND DEVELOPMENT By Ian Bannon, Tsjeard Bouta, and Georg Frerks Nov 2004 220 pages 978-0-8213-5968-6 Paperback $25.00
The authors identify a link between gender and conﬂict issues and provide the most comprehensive review of external and internal sources on gender and conﬂict, with a particular focus on policy relevance for an institution such as the World Bank.
DIRECTIONS IN DEVELOPMENT SERIES AND WORLD BANK STUDIES ON NORMS AND AGENCY
Conversations about Gender Equality with Women and Men in 20 Countries Apr 2013 240 pages 978-0-8213-9862-3 Paperback $29.95
Based on focus groups and interviews with nearly 4,000 women, men, girls, and boys from 20 countries, this book explores areas that are less often studied in gender and development.: gender norms and agency. It revels how little gender norms have changed, how similar they are across countries, and how they are being challenged and .contested.
WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS IN PAKISTAN
Are They Being Served by the Microﬁnance Sector? By Aban Haq and Mehnaz Safavian
Mar 2013 64 pages 978-0-8213-9833-3 Paperback $20.00
The book explores why business women in Pakistan may not be interested or able to use microﬁnance products to meet their start-up and working capital requirements, in spite of identifying access to ﬁnance as a key constraint to their business operations.
GENDER AND MACROECONOMIC POLICY By Raj Nallari and Breda Grifﬁth
Jan 2011 184 pages 978-0-8213-7434-4 Paperback $30.00
This volume covers four broad themes: gender as a category of analysis in macroeconomics; the implications of gender for macroeconomic aggregates, in particular consumption and economic growth; the role of gender in the labor market, globalization, and access to credit; and gender budgeting.
GENDER AND ECONOMIC GROWTH IN KENYA
GENDER, TIME USE, AND POVERTY IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
Apr 2007 140 pages 978-0-8213-6919-7 Paperback $20.00
Jan 2006 168 pages 978-0-8213-6561-8 Paperback $20.00
Unleashing the Power of Women
This report examines the barriers that are preventing women from contributing fully to the Kenyan economy and makes recommendations for addressing these barriers. Addressing these constraints will not only help women make a full economic contribution, but will also improve their livelihoods and those of their families and will help create a more enabling environment for all Kenyan businesses, regardless of the gender of their founders. Creating Opportunities for Women
Oct 2007 132 pages 978-0-8213-7262-3 Paperback $20.00
While Tanzania has been at the forefront of creating a positive legal framework and political context for gender equality, certain legal, regulatory, and administrative barriers still hinder women’s full participation in private sector development.
GENDER AND ECONOMIC GROWTH IN UGANDA Unleashing the Power of Women
By Mark C. Blackden, Amanda Ellis, and Claire Manuel Oct 2005 102 pages
978-0-8213-6384-3 Paperback $19.95
GENDER-SENSITIVE APPROACHES FOR THE EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRY IN PERU By Bernie Ward and John Strongman
GENDER DIMENSIONS OF INVESTMENT CLIMATE REFORM
Nov 2010 212 pages 978-0-8213-8208-0 Paperback $20.00
Large amounts of ‘development assistance’ in the form of infrastructure and social programs are annually made available to communities across Peru due the presence of extractive industry companies. These investments however do not always achieve the social development impact anticipated.
This title examines the links between gender, time use, and poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa. It contributes to a broader deﬁnition of poverty to include “time poverty”, and to a broader deﬁnition of work to include household work.
GENDER AND ECONOMIC GROWTH IN TANZANIA
This book considers the relationship between gender and economic growth in Uganda in the speciﬁc context of promoting women’s business and entrepreneurship, and identiﬁes speciﬁc legal and administrative barriers to investment that have a gender dimension.
Improving the Impact on Women in Poverty and Their Families
Edited by Quentin Wodon and C. Mark Blackden
A Guide for Policy Makers and Practitioners
By Sevi Simavi, Clare Manuel, and Mark Blackdenr Jan 2010 184 pages 978-0-8213-8095-6 Paperback $35.00
The book provides fresh solutions to common issues that women entrepreneurs face. It presents actionable, replicable, and scalable tools for promoting gender-sensitive investment climate reforms that would beneﬁt both women and men.
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