The Role of Public Policy
@ 1995 The Intentional Bank for Reconstruction and Development / THE WORLD BANK
All rights reserved Manufactured in the United States of America First printing July 1995
The Development in Practice series publishes reviews of the World Bank's activities in different regions and sectors. It lays particular emphasis on the progress that is being made and on the policies and practices that hold the most promise of success in the effort to reduce poverty in the developing world.
This book is a product of the staff of the World Bank. and the judgments made herein, do not necessarily reflect the views of its Board of Executive Directors or the countries they represent.
Photo credits: Maurice Asseo
Library of Congers Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Toward gender equality: the role of public policy. p. cm-(Development in practice)
Includes bibliographer references (p. 70)
1. Women-Government policy.
2. Women's rights.
3. Sex discrimination against women.
4. Economic development.
Development in practice (Washington. D.C.)
HQ 1 236.T68; 1995