The World Bank

  The World Bank, Part III Intro & Chapters 7 – 9. Book Title: World Development Report 2012: Gender equality and development (free online through the World Bank Website) Author: World Bank Publication Info: World Bank ISBN: 9780821388105 Assignment: Provide an approximate 1000-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: – How are policies developed, chosen, and made into agenda? – What are some of the most important policies that could be developed and implemented to improve gender equality? – Discuss the difference between formal and informal (social) networks and how each might be best utilized. – Summarize what needs to be done and how to do it. And a mandatory question: – Taking all of the readings together, has the case been made for special accommodation in disaster circumstances because of race and gender issues? Why or why not?

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