This transition plan identifies key lessons from the implementation of the World Bank Group action plan, Gender Equality as Smart Economics (GAP), and sets out a proposal to improve the performance on Gender and Development. It seeks to strengthen the implementation of the Bank?s gender policy and places special emphasis on improving attention to gender in Bank instruments (CASs). It covers World Bank Group (WBG) operations from 2011 to 2013, and was produced on a request by the World Bank Board of Executive Directors. A GAP Three-year Progress Report accompanies this plan.
- Incentive-funding works, by helping leverage matched funding and by engaging staff new to gender mainstreaming, thus deepening the pool of gender expertise.
- Relatively small investments can leverage substantial funds and influence large-scale Bank loans and projects.
- Demand for gender work is strong in the economic sectors, with considerable room to scale up.
- Monitoring and evaluation need strengthening.