This paper in a Gender Action series underlines the continuing disconnect between World Bank rhetoric on the need for gender equality to reduce poverty, and scarce gender considerations in large Bank investments.
Through evaluating World Bank investments in Post-Conflict Reconstruction (PCR) situations including a sample of its large PCR development loans and its small Post-Conflict Fund (PCF) grants, the authors demonstrate the limited extent to which the world’s largest public development institution meets its own promised objective to “mainstream gender” into all its investments.
President and Founder of Gender Action, www.genderaction.org. Ms. Zuckerman has worked in post-conflict Bosnia & Herzegovina, Guatemala, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Serbia and
Montenegro and South Africa.
Programs Coordinator, Gender Action. Since joining Gender Action in 2005, Mrs. Dennis
completed a gender assessment of European Bank for Reconstruction and Developmentfinanced extractive industry projects in Eastern Europe and a review of all gender action plans,
strategies and policies at the multilateral development banks.
Consultant and Adjunct Professor of Law, Cornell University. Ms. Greenberg has worked in
post-conflict Angola, Armenia, Eritrea, Kosovo and South Africa. She partnered with Balkan
women in formulating their Beijing Plus Five position statement on women and post- conflict