A number of reports over the past decade have paid great attention to the numerous gender inequities that exist throughout both the "developed" and "developing" nations of the world. As part of its vast program of activities, the World Bank has developed this site, which describes how the Bank "seeks to reduce gender disparities and enhance women's participation in economic development through its programs and projects." Along with describing the World Bank's programs, the site provides a host of gender statistics and provides updated research reports, and helpful development resources. The development resource section is particularly useful as it contains practical how-to strategies that may be used to close the gender gap in such areas as the digital divide, participation in rural development, and transport. Visitors will also want to take a look at GenderStats, which is an electronic database of gender statistics and indicators culled from countries across the globe, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
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