Gender and Health; Health Monitoring & Evaluation; Population Policies; Gender and Law; Gender and Development
The World Region
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Summary: This report will look at these facts and trends regarding the various dimensions of gender equality in the context of the development process. It will argue first that gender equality is a core development issue-a primary objective of development in its own right. Following Sen (1999) and others, the point of departure for the report is a view of development as a process of expanding freedoms equally for men and women. It will then go on to analyze and delineate the two-way relationship that exists between gender equality and development. On the one hand, it will assess the extent to which sustained income growth-a key precondition for broad-based development- contributes to greater gender equality, and identify where these positive impacts are greatest. On the other, it will explore whether and how greater gender equality can itself contribute to economic growth and development. In looking at these links, the report will examine the evidence and draw on a growing body of analytical and empirical work in both developing and developed countries.
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