Launch of New Data on Women in Business by the World Bank Group
Women, Business and the Law 2010
Gender Dimensions of Investment Climate Reform
Robert Zoellick, President, World Bank
Melanne Verveer, United States Ambassador-At-Large for Global Women's Issues
Janamitra Devan, Vice President and Head of Network, Financial & Private Sector Development
Zainab Salbi, Co-Founder and CEO, Women for Women International
DATE & TIME: Wednesday, March 17, 10:00-11:00am
Continental Breakfast will be served at 9:30am
Women, Business and the Law 2010 is a report that analyzes differences in formal laws and institutions affecting women's prospects as entrepreneurs and employees across six topics-accessing institutions, using property, getting a job, dealing with taxes, building credit, and going to court. The report is the first to measure the gender gap in policy variables using quantitative and objective data.
The Gender Dimensions of Investment Climate Reform is a step by step guide book for policymakers and development practitioners who want to design and implement investment climate reforms that help increase women's participation in the private sector. It presents fresh solutions that are actionable, replicable and scalable tools for promoting gender-sensitive investment climate reforms that would benefit both men and women.
Venue: World Bank Main Complex
MC12 Gallery 1818 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20433
RSVP required: Please allow time for ID check and registration.
Kindly RSVP by Monday, March 15, 2010. Yacy Zand, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 202-458-9458 or 510-915-5029
The International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, is the largest multilateral provider of financing for private enterprise in developing countries. IFC finances private sector investments, mobilizes capital in international financial markets, facilitates trade, helps clients improve social and environmental sustainability, and provides technical assistance and advice to businesses and governments. From its founding in 1956 through FY06, IFC has committed more than $56 billion of its own funds for private sector investments in the developing world and mobilized an additional $25 billion in syndications for 3,531 companies in 140 developing countries. With the support of funding from donors, it has also provided more than $1 billion in technical assistance and advisory services.