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Bridging the Gap : Improving Capabilities and Expanding Opportunities for Women in the Middle East and North Africa Region

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Abstract: This brief summarizes some of the significant constraints women in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) face: limited labor market mobility, a mismatch between skills acquired in school and what is in demand in the labor market, and legal or institutional factors related to cultural norms, all of which inhibit the transition from school to work. The brief identifies various policy options and outlines the World Bank's strategy for supporting governments in achieving gender parity in the region. Rigorous analytical work, experimental policy pilots and lending operations with a strong gender focus all form part of the Bank's strategy towards reducing gender gaps in economic opportunities.
Type: Working Paper
Publications & Research :: Working Paper
Publications & Research
Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10986/27834
Subject: ACCEPTABLE COLLATERAL
ACCESS TO FINANCE
ACCESS TO RESOURCES
ADOLESCENT GIRLS
AGRICULTURAL SECTOR
ATTENDANCE OF GIRLS
BARRIER TO WOMEN
BARRIERS TO EMPLOYMENT
BASIC INFRASTRUCTURE
BIODIVERSITY
BLOCK GRANTS
BORROWING
BUSINESS ACTIVITIES
BUSINESS LOAN
BUSINESS LOAN APPLICATION
BUSINESS PLAN
BUSINESS PLANS
CAPACITY BUILDING
CHILD CARE
CHILD CARE SUBSIDIES
CHILD CARE SUBSIDY
CHILD HEALTH
CHILD-CARE
CHILDBEARING
CHILDBIRTH
CITIZENS
CIVIC PARTICIPATION
COLLATERAL
COLLATERAL REQUIREMENTS
COMMUNITY COLLEGE
COMMUNITY COLLEGES
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
CREDIT LINE
CREDIT PRODUCT
CULTURAL NORMS
DAYCARE
DEMOGRAPHIC TRANSITION
DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
DEVELOPMENT OF WOMEN
DISADVANTAGED WOMEN
DISSEMINATION
DROPOUT
EARLY MARRIAGE
EARNINGS
ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
ECONOMIC GROWTH
ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES
ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN
ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
EDUCATED WOMEN
EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT
EDUCATION OF GIRLS
EDUCATION SYSTEMS
EDUCATIONAL CHOICES
EMPLOYEE
EMPLOYER
EMPLOYERS
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
EMPOWERMENT
ENHANCING WOMEN
ENROLLMENT
ENTERPRISE GROWTH
ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES
ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAINING
ENTREPRENEURSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
FAMILIES
FAMILY RESPONSIBILITIES
FARMERS
FEMALE EDUCATION
FEMALE EMPLOYEES
FEMALE EMPLOYMENT
FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS
FEMALE ENTREPRENEURSHIP
FEMALE LABOR
FEMALE LABOR FORCE
FEMALE LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION
FEMALE LIFE EXPECTANCY
FEMALE LITERACY
FEMALE PARTICIPANTS
FEMALE POPULATION
FEMALE TEACHERS
FERTILITY
FERTILITY RATES
FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARY
FINANCIAL SUPPORT
FORMAL BANKS
FORMAL EDUCATION
GENDER
GENDER ACTION
GENDER DIFFERENCES
GENDER DISPARITIES
GENDER EQUALITY
GENDER EQUITY
GENDER FOCUS
GENDER GAP
GENDER GAP IN EDUCATION
GENDER GAPS
GENDER ISSUES
GENDER PARITY
GENDER WAGE GAPS
GIRLS IN SCHOOL
GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT
HANDICRAFT
HANDICRAFTS
HOUSEHOLD CHORES
HOUSEHOLD DUTIES
HOUSEHOLDS
HUMAN CAPITAL
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
HUSBANDS
INCLUSION OF WOMEN
INCOME TAX
INCOME TAX CREDIT
INFORMAL NETWORKS
INFORMAL SECTOR
INFORMAL WORKERS
INFORMATION ASYMMETRIES
INTERNATIONAL BANK
JOB OPPORTUNITIES
KEY CHALLENGES
KNOWLEDGE BASE
LABOR CODE
LABOR FORCE
LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION
LABOR MARKET
LABOR MARKETS
LABOR SUPPLY
LACK OF ACCESS
LACK OF RESPECT
LEGAL STATUS
LEVEL OF EDUCATION
LEVELS OF EDUCATION
LIFE EXPECTANCY
LITERATE FEMALES
LIVE BIRTHS
LIVING STANDARDS
LOAN PRODUCTS
MALARIA
MANDATES
MARITAL STATUS
MATERNAL HEALTH
MATERNAL MORTALITY
MATERNAL MORTALITY RATE
MATERNITY BENEFITS
MATERNITY LEAVE
MICROFINANCE
MICROFINANCE LENDING
MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOAL
MOTHER
NATURAL RESOURCES
OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SELF-EMPLOYMENT
OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN
OUTREACH
PILOT PROJECTS
POLICY DIALOGUE
POLICY DISCUSSIONS
POLICY LEVER
PRIMARY SCHOOL
PRIMARY SCHOOLING
PRODUCTIVITY
PROGRESS
PUBLIC FUNDS
PUBLIC HEALTH
PUBLIC SERVICE
PUBLIC SERVICES
QUALITY OF EDUCATION
RATE OF GROWTH
RURAL AREAS
RURAL GROWTH
RURAL WOMEN
SALARY COST
SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
SCHOOL ENROLMENT
SCHOOL FACILITIES
SCHOOL HOURS
SECONDARY EDUCATION
SECONDARY SCHOOL
SEXUAL HARASSMENT
SIGNIFICANT POLICY
SMALL ENTERPRISE
SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
SOCIAL FUND
SOCIAL NORMS
SOCIAL SECURITY
SOCIAL SERVICES
SPATIAL MOBILITY
STATUS OF WOMEN
TAX INCENTIVES
TECHNICAL SUPPORT
TERTIARY EDUCATION
TRANSPORTATION
UNEMPLOYED WOMEN
UNEMPLOYMENT
UNEMPLOYMENT RATES
URBAN AREAS
URBAN DEVELOPMENT
URBAN POVERTY
URBAN WOMEN
VILLAGE
VILLAGES
VOCATIONAL TRAINING
VOUCHER
VOUCHERS
WOMAN
WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS
WORKFORCE
WORKING CONDITIONS
WORKING WOMEN
WORLD CONFERENCE
WORLD CONFERENCE ON WOMEN
YOUNG MEN
YOUNG MOTHERS
YOUNG PEOPLE
YOUNG WOMEN




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