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In Conversation with Hana Brixi and Ratna Sahay

Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EASTERN TIME (US AND CANADA)


  • Hana Brixi, Global Director for Gender, World Bank
  • Ratna Sahay, Senior Advisor on Gender, IMF


  • Mayra Buvinic, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted the importance of development approaches that center on the unique needs and constraints of women and girls. As countries, with the support of international financial institutions, seek to rebuild post-pandemic, there’s an opportunity to make gender equality core to building back better.

Hana Brixi, Global Director for Gender at the World Bank, and Ratna Sahay, Senior Advisor on Gender at the IMF, are both new to their respective roles. They join Mayra Buvinic to discuss the key opportunities and challenges in ensuring that both the World Bank and the IMF contribute to the promotion of global gender equality. They will reflect on their organizations’ comparative advantages, how they work with client countries to pursue gender equality objectives, and how to ensure an inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

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