The Financial Requirements of Achieving Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment


Grown, Caren, Chandrika Bahadur, Jessie Handbury, and Diane Elson. 2006. "The Financial Requirements of Achieving Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment." Working Paper 467, the Levy Economics Institute, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.

Authors: Caren Grown, Chandrika Bahadur, Jessie Handbury, Diane Elson


This paper by Caren Grown, Chandrika Bahadur, Jessie Handbury, Diane Elson, August 2006, was prepared for the World Bank High-Level Consultation on "Promoting the Gender Equality Millennium Development Goal: the Implementation Challenge" held on 16 February 2006, in Washington, DC. The authors gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Jessica Dixon in the preparation of this paper. Thanks also are due to the following individuals for assistance with data collection: Kristin Haffert, National Democratic Institute; Alice Weimers, Guido Schmidt- Traub, Gonzalo Pizarro, Brian Lutz, and Joanna Rubinstein, UN Millennium Project; and Ky Tu Lam, Denyse Morin, and Helene Carlsson, World Bank. We also appreciate the constructive suggestions of Shanta Devarajan, Eric Swanson, Andrew Morrison, Ian Gillson, and the members of the Gender Unit at the World Bank during a presentation of an initial draft of this paper in November 2005. Task Force 3 of the UN Millennium Project provided the intellectual framework for the gender analysis, and the UN Millennium Project Secretariat developed the analytical framework and the estimates of MDGs costs used in this paper.

Topics: Development, Gender, Gender Budgeting, Gendered Power Relations, Gender Equality/Inequality

Year: 2006

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