Gender Equality and Development Pt. 1


Reading: Read the assignment material for the week. This week, the reading assignment is: The World Bank, Chapters 1 – 6.

Assignment: Provide an approximate 1200-word overview and explanation of the important concepts in the readings. Assume that you are writing for an uninformed reader that knows nothing about the topic and has not read what you read. Provide an introduction that gives the background of the resource you’re reviewing, so the reader will understand what they’re reading and why. Consider the following topics for inclusion in this week’s discussion:

– Is progress being made in gender equality issues? Is it significant? Why or why not?

– What is meant by the concept of ‘sticky’?

– What barriers typically impede women’s progress? What can the impact of eliminating a barrier?

– Discuss the roles of economic growth, social norms, and collective agency.

– What factors contribute to the segregation of labor by gender?

– What is/could be the role of globalization on gender equity issues?

DO NOT list out the topics or questions and answer them. They are not meant to be all-inclusive, and your reader will not understand the context. Rather, give an overview of the author’s entire body of work, using the topics as guidelines. Ensure that you meet or exceed the 1200-word target, and that your paper meets APA presentation with no less than 4 peer reviewed sources to include required reading.

World Bank

World Development Report 2012: Gender equality and development (free online through the World Bank Website)

World Bank