Past event

Invitation Only

Launch of The World Development Report 2012: Gender Equality and Development

Chatham House, London

Event documents

Agenda - Gender Equality and Development
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Keynote Speaker: Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP, Secretary of State for International Development
Robert Bailey, Senior Research Fellow, Chatham House
Oriana Bandiera, Professor of Economics, London School of Economics 
Alison Evans, Director, Overseas Development Institute
Lucy Lamble, Global Development Editor, The Guardian
Bernice Lee, Research Director, Energy, Environment and Resource Governance, Chatham House
Rachel MoussiƩ, Women's Rights Advisor, ActionAid International
Sudir Shetty, Co-Director, World Development Report 2012


This event will see the UK launch of the World Development Report 2012: Gender Equality and Development. The report details big strides in narrowing gender gaps but shows that disparities remain in many areas. The report notes that the world has made significant progress in narrowing gender gaps in education, health and labour markets over the past 25 years. However, remaining gaps include the lower school enrolments of disadvantaged girls; unequal access for women to economic opportunities and incomes, whether in the labour market, agriculture or entrepreneurship; and large differences in voice between women and men both in households and societies.

The speakers will discuss the report's findings.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.