Country Gender Profiles

16-May-2019

Mali - 2012 - Profil du genre pays

En appui au gouvernement du Mali, la Banque initie l’élaboration du Profil Genre Pays (PGP) pour concrétiser son engagement à promouvoir l’égalité des sexes et aider le pays à atteindre ses objectifs en la matière. Le gouvernement malien accorde la priorité à la prise en compte des questions de genre dans le processus de développement, notamment à travers le Cadre Stratégique de Croissance et de Réduction de la Pauvreté (CSCRP) et le Document de Stratégie Pays (DSP). Les conclusions et recommandations du présent Profil Genre seront utilisées pour le dialogue pays et pour les opérations de la...
28-Jan-2019

Madagascar - Profil Genre Pays

Le présent Profil Genre fournit au DSP 2017-2021 de Madagascar, un cadre de référence pour l’exécution de ses opérations, le genre étant parmi ses thèmes transversaux, outre la gouvernance, les emplois décents pour les jeunes, l’entrepreneuriat féminin et le changement climatique. Le DSP 2017-2021 les intègrera systématiquement dans la mise en œuvre de ses deux piliers : le développement des infrastructures de l’énergie et des transports pour soutenir la croissance inclusive et le soutien à la transformation de l’agriculture et au développement de l’industrie. Le Profil Genre de Madagascar (...
28-Jan-2019

Uganda - Country Gender Profile - 2016

This Country Gender Profile (CGP) for Uganda has the explicit−and limited−purpose of informing the operational work of the Bank in Uganda, as it seeks to implement the Ten-Year Strategy (TYS), the Gender Mainstreaming Strategy, and the "High 5" agenda of the President. Specifically, it aims to facilitate the systematic integration of gender considerations into the formulation of the planned 2017-21 Country Strategy paper (CSP) for Uganda, preparation of which began in early 2016. Consequently, it focuses primarily on the operational needs of the Bank, while providing supplemental information...
28-Jan-2019

Côte d'Ivoire - Energy Sector Gender Profile - 2016

The aim of this Sector Gender Profile (SGP) is to identify where gender issues are important for the development of Côte d’Ivoire's energy sector, and to articulate actions that can be undertaken to strengthen attention to gender in sector policies and programs. Since the Bank is preparing an investment project to provide electricity in the South West and to electrify 252 rural localities, this SGP also seeks to address gender issues as these relate specifically to this project.
28-Jan-2019

Kenya - Country Gender Note for Kenya in the context of the Bank CSP 2014-2018 Mid Term Review: Is Gender a number one poverty issue?

In the context of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Country Startegy Paper 2014-2018 (CSP 2014-2018) Mid Term Review for Kenya, the Bank approached UN Women for collaboration in the development of a Country Gender Note. The gender note is focused on an overview of recent developments and updates that have taken place in Kenya. It complements the CSP 2014-2018 mid-term review report; and gives more up-to-date and accurate information about the gender equity needs in Kenya for operational work. The country gender note is intended as a guide for the AfDB and UN Women in their support for...
28-Jan-2019

Mauritanie - Profil Genre Pays - 2015

En Mauritanie, les progrès en matière de développement humain et d’égalité de sexe sont avérés. Ils témoignent d’une volonté politique affirmée qui se manifeste à travers la ratification par le Gouvernement des principales conventions internationales en faveur des droits humains et de l’équité de genre ainsi que les efforts d’harmonisation des dispositifs juridiques nationaux par rapport à celles-ci. Ces avancées sont appuyées par les efforts d’une société civile de plus en plus engagée et l’accompagnement de la communauté internationale. Malgré ces progrès réalisés, les disparités de genre...
09-Nov-2016

Côte d'Ivoire - Profil Genre Pays 2015

Le présent document a été élaboré par le Département du contrôle de la qualité et des résultats de la Banque africaine de développement. Les appellations utilisées dans la présente publication n’impliquent pas l’expression d’une opinion de la part de la Banque africaine de développement concernant le statut juridique de tout pays ou territoire ou la délimitation du tracé de ses frontières. Même si toutes les dispositions ont été prises pour présenter des informations fiables, la Banque africaine de développement décline toute responsabilité pour les conséquences de leur utilisation.
23-Nov-2015

Guinea-Bissau - Country gender profile - 2015

In preparation for the renewal of discussions with the Government of Guinea-Bissau for the first time since the military coup of April 12, 2012, the African Development Bank (AfDB) country economist for Guinea-Bissau approached UN Women-Bissau and the two organizations formed a partnership with the Government to produce a country gender profile. The AfDB initiated the Gender Profile in the context of two events: the inauguration on June 23, 2014 of a new democratically-elected government in Guinea-Bissau and the return of international funding partners; and the publication in January 2014 of...
26-Jun-2012

2012 - Sierra Leone - Country Gender Profile

The African Development Bank’s (AfDB) funding for the Sierra Leone Country Gender Profile (CGP) is in line with commitments made in the Updated Gender Plan of Action (2009- 2011) to support Regional Member Countries (RMC), to build their knowledge base, and to inform their work on gender equality, women’s economic empowerment and the Government of Sierra Leone’s (GoSL) post-war reconstruction policy framework. It is also one of the nonlending activities of the Joint Assistance Strategy for Sierra Leone (JAS) prepared by the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), the World Bank and the...
26-Jun-2012

2012 - CAR - Country Gender Profile

La République centrafricaine (RCA) a connu vingt années de crises militaires et politiques et de conflits qui ont fait de ce pays l’un des plus pauvres de l’Afrique subsaharienne. Cependant, la situation sociopolitique s’est progressivement améliorée, et, en 2008, il y eut la signature des accords de paix globaux et la tenue du Dialogue politique inclusif (DPI). Toutefois, la situation du pays reste fragile, car l’insécurité et l’instabilité perdurent dans certaines régions.
26-Jun-2012

2012 - Gambia - Country Gender Profile

This country gender profile aims to provide a picture of the policies, programs and practice areas that have promoted women’s empowerment and gender equality in the Gambia. The study has been undertaken at a time of remarkable momentum for advancing women’s rights and the gender equality agenda through the adoption of the Women’s Act 2010 and the new National Gender Policy 2010-2020. The country gender profile is part of the non-lending activities of the Bank prescribed in the Joint Africa Development Bank/World Bank Country Strategy Paper 2008-2011.
26-Jun-2012

2012 - Burundi - Country Gender Profile

Pendant plus d’une décennie, le Burundi a connu une crise sociale et politico-militaire avec des conséquences désastreuses sur la population, en particulier sur les couches vulnérables (femmes, enfants, handicapés, minorités ethniques). Les impacts de cette situation sur les rapports entre hommes et femmes sont : le développement de la violence basée sur le genre, l’augmentation du nombre de femmes chefs de ménage, la pauvreté, les déplacements massifs et forcés des populations vers les camps de réfugiés, les problèmes de santé avec une féminisation du VIH/Sida et l’exacerbation des...
10-Dec-2010

2010 - Comoros - Country Gender Profile

The Union of the Comoros is gradually coming out of a prolonged period of political and institutional instability (from 1997 to 2007) which notably resulted in the suspension of official development assistance. The political situation has stabilized and the crisis in Anjouan has been resolved thanks to support from the international community, in particular the African Union. Concerning the economy, macroeconomic indicators show bright prospects due to the economic reforms undertaken by the Government and the resumption of development partnerships. Accordingly, in September 2009, the...
30-Nov-2009

2008 - Eritrea - Country Gender Profile

The African Development Bank is supporting member countries to develop gender profiles to assist gender mainstreaming in Regional Member Countries. The gender- profile identifies gender related policy and programme interventions, which lead to poverty alleviation, economic growth and human development.
02-Nov-2009

2008 - Rwanda - Country Gender Profile

Rwanda is one of the Sub-Sahara African countries that has made greater strides in promoting gender equality and empowerment of women as evidenced in its achievements: (i) the reduction of poverty among Female Headed Households (FHH) from 66.3 percent to 60.2 percent (between 2001 and 2006) and expected to further decline to 48 percent by 2012; (ii) gender parity in primary education; (iii) gender equality in participation in policy making (56 percent share of women in parliament); and (v) the institutional structure for gender mainstreaming established. Despite these achievements, many...
02-Nov-2009

2006 - Zambia - Country Gender Profile

Zambia, which until two decades ago, was one of the most prosperous countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, now ranks as one of the least developed countries. More fundamentally, however, the failure of Zambia’s economy over the past thirty years, evidenced by a per capita GDP that is only a fraction of the level at independence, has had the most telling effect on poverty on the country. Since independence in 1964, Mr. Kenneth Kaunda, the first President of the Country, developed the economy based on copper exports. His one-party government system saw an average annual economic growth of 2.5%,...
02-Nov-2009

2005 - Lesotho - Country Gender Profile

The Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS) of the Government of Lesotho (GOL) is the national development framework and medium term plan covering the period of 2004-2007 with the Medium Term Expenditure framework (MTEF) facilitating a link between the PRS and the annual planning and budgeting process. The PRS recognizes gender as one of the three critical cross-cutting issues for poverty reduction in Lesotho. The Bill of Rights of the Lesotho Constitution prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex but exempts customary law from the non-discriminatory principle. Consequently, customary law, common...
02-Nov-2009

2005 - Malawi - Country Gender Profile

The Constitution of Malawi upholds equality between men and women, and prohibits sexbased discrimination. The government (GOM) has reiterated its commitment to promote gender equality by signing regional and international conventions on protecting women and children. The Government has also put in place a National Gender Policy and a national Gender Program for the implementation of the Policy. The Malawi Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (MPRSP) and the Malawi Economic Growth Strategy (MEGS) provide a mid term planning tool within which the gender policy and the NGP is implemented.
30-Oct-2009

2004 - Ethiopia - Country Gender Profile

The concept for a country gender profile originated during discussions with the Women’s Affairs Office in Ethiopia late 2002. The Bank subsequently followed up on it and received financial support from the Finland Bilateral Funds for the preparation of the MCGP. The mission for the preparation of this MCGP was undertaken during October 2003. The goal of the Ethiopia MCGP is to identify the short and long term gender issues to be addressed and mainstreamed in Bank Group interventions and which are pertinent to poverty reduction and sustainable development in Ethiopia. The MCGP is, however, not...
02-Dec-2008

2008 - Ghana - Country Gender Profile

The development of this Country Gender Profile (CGP) was discussed with the Government of Ghana (GoG) in 2006. Subsequently the Government request was received in March of the same year. The main goal of the CGP, which has a multi-sectoral coverage, is to present data and analysis for better informing policy formulation and program development. Its specific objectives are to (i) provide gender analyses of key sectors, policies, legal frameworks and institutions; (ii) assess progress made and challenges faced in promoting gender equality and empowerment of women in the country; (iii) present...