Gender and Infrastructure in the World Bank
Development Policy Review
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This paper conducts a critical analysis of the World Bank’s current infrastructure strategy from a feminist perspective, arguing that failures to define gender and set meaningful targets and indicators have meant that gender has not been integrated into the implementation of infrastructure projects. We set out three limitations to the World Bank’s approach to gender and infrastructure from a feminist perspective - lack of awareness of gender in the four sectors that comprise infrastructure; the World Bank’s narrow approach to gender equality and women’s empowerment; and the failure of the World Bank to mainstream gender in its current infrastructure strategy.