The World Bank today published a new report on the voice and agency of women. The production of the report was led by Jeni Klugman, Director of the World Bank Gender and Development Team.
From the report’s Executive Summary:
“Voice and Agency: Empowering women and girls for shared prosperity is a major new report by the World Bank that shines a spotlight on the value of voice and agency, the patterns of constraints that limit their realization, and the associated costs, not only to individual women but to their families, communities, and societies. It highlights promising policies and interventions, and it identifies priority areas where further research and more and better data and evidence are needed. Underlining that agency has both intrinsic and instrumental, concrete value, this report puts advancing women’s voice and agency squarely on the international development agenda.”
For more coverage of the report, and to see Jeni Klugman speak about it, see this article on the Devex website: https://www.devex.com/news/jeni-klugman-on-the-world-bank-s-new-gender-report-83486