As my tenure at the PSD Blog ends today, I'm reminded of a great year during which this blog celebrated its second birthday and became one of the World Bank's most popular sites.
Going foreword, PSD Blog is always looking for fresh talent. If you're a World Bank staffer and favor market solutions to development, talk to Alan about a possibility of guest blogging.
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Like every Friday, based on Raj Nallari and Breda Griffith's lecture notes.
Measuring Gender Inequalities
When most people think about Sabang, they think about diving. For good reason – the diving spots here are among the best in the world. But there’s more to Sabang than diving, as I discovered by chance.
The January issue of Poverty in Focus, the International Poverty Center's publication, is totally devoted to studying Gender Equality and its impact on Poverty.
If you know any businesswomen, the Doing Business team would like to hear about them.
They are particularly interested in any legal, regulatory and practical barriers that made it difficult for women to do business. The Doing Business project is credited with inspiring 115 reforms to date, and there's a good chance that the spotlight from the upcoming publication will "inspire" lawmakers to take a second look at some of the laws.
We continue with our new course on Gender and Macroeconomic Policy, as usual based on Raj Nallari and Breda Griffith's lecture notes.
Gender and Macroeconomics
Despite the improvements made in recognizing gender as an analytical category at the microeconomic level, the macroeconomic implications of gender remained underdeveloped until recently. Ça?atay (Engendering Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies, 1998) identifies three reasons for the emergence of interest in macroeconomics and gender: