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March 2013

Share Ideas, Post Questions: What Will It Take for Gender Empowerment?

Lauren Clyne Medley's picture

Available in French, Spanish

With International Women's Day just around the corner, World Bank Live will host an interactive chat on gender and empowerment on March 6 at 11 a.m. EST (16:00 GMT).

A specialist panel — including World Bank Vice President of Sustainable Development Rachel Kyte, World Bank Director of Gender and Development Jeni Klugman, gender experts, and field researchers from around the world — will discuss how women and men overcome the challenges posed by gender norms.

Heads Up: Conference on Labor Mobility as Enabler of Sustainable Development, Abu Dhabi, 14-15 May 2013

Dilip Ratha's picture

A heads up about this upcoming event. This conference, the first in the GCC region to my knowledge, will bring together governments, experts and practitioners from Asia and other parts of the world, to stimulate greater regional interest and engagement in the global dialogue on migration and development. It is expected to bring innovative ideas and research to the regional debates and programs; and strengthen the knowledge and capacity of the regional actors to conduct research and lead inter-agency policy discussion in the filed of labor mobility.

Measuring is Managing

Julia Bucknall's picture

Water management lies behind most of the great development challenges of the 21st Century.  It's obvious but we too often forget that we won't be able to achieve food security, energy security, healthy cities and productive ecosystems without greatly improving how we manage water.  In the global north, the challenges of basic access to water services are less pressing than they are in the south but -- as hurricane Sandy showed New York -- the challenges of making the right quantity and quality of water available where it is most needed still loom large.