World development report 2012: gender equality and development

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English
Translated Title: 
Rapport sur le développement abrégé 2012 : égalité des genres et développement
Media Type: 
Paper
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Publisher: 
The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Washington DC

Argues that gender equality is a core development objective in its own right. Also argues that greater gender equality can enhance productivity, improve development outcomes for the next generation, and make institutions more representative.

Focuses on four priority areas for policy going forward: (i) reducing excess female mortality and closing education gaps where they remain, (ii) improving access to economic opportunities for women (iii) increasing women's voice and agency in the household and in society and (iv) limiting the reproduction of gender inequality across generations.

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ISSN: 0163-5085
ISBN: 978-0-8213-8810-5
eISBN: 978-0-8213-8812-9
DOI: 10.1596/978-0-8213-8810-5
ISBN: 978-0-8213-8825-9 (hardcover)
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Includes bibliographical references and index. 458 pages