12:30—2:00 PM
Center for Global Development, 1800 Massachusetts Ave, NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC

Gender Equality and Development: Discussing the 2012 World Development Report

Jishnu Das
Senior Economist, 2012 World Development Report
The World Bank

Markus Goldstein
Senior Economist, 2012 World Development Report
The World Bank

Sudhir Shetty
Co-Director, 2012 World Development Report
The World Bank

Hosted by
Amanda Glassman
Director of Global Health Policy and Research Fellow
Center for Global Development

CGD is pleased to host Sudhir Shetty, Jishnu Das and Markus Goldstein – all  members of the core team that prepared the World Bank's recently-released 2012 World Development Report on gender equality and development. They will discuss the unprecedented gains made by women in education, health and labor markets in low- and middle-income countries, the gaps remaining in human capital accumulation, access to economic opportunities and justice, priorities for public action at the national level, and a global agenda for action to achieve gender equality.

Sudhir Shetty was the co-director of the report team, and he has previously managed the Bank’s economic policy and poverty reduction unit for Sub-Saharan Africa. Jishnu Das is a Senior Economist in the Development Research Group (Human Development and Public Services Team) at The World Bank and a Visiting Fellow at The Center for Policy Research, New Delhi. His work focuses on the delivery of basic services, particularly health and education using market-level analysis and draws upon data collected in Zambia, India, Pakistan and Paraguay. Markus Goldstein is a development economist who has worked in sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia and South Asia. He coordinates the work of the Africa Region Gender Practice, focusing on impact evaluations on the issues of gender and economic activity, especially in agriculture and small-scale enterprises.


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