02 November 2021

Public Development Banks Driving gender equality


This publication was jointly prepared by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). The publication was led by Vanina Vincensini, UN Women with substantive contributions from Mar Merita Blat, Philippe Galland and Myriam Mesbah from AFD; and Vipul Bhagat, Anna Falth, Robyn Oates and Diana Rusu from UN Women. The authors would like to thank the experts who generously contributed their time and expertise to review the report, including Lizabeth Bronder, Marcelo Giugale, Anna Gollub, Esther Illouz, and Daniel Seymour. We thank the following partners for their contributions and review: ADB, AECID, AfDB, AIIB, BANOBRAS, BDMG, BICE, BIO, CABEI, DBSA, DEG/KfW, DFC, EBRD, EIB, FinDev Canada, FMO, HBOR, IDB, IFC, IFU, IsDB, JICA, Norfund, PROPARCO, PT SMI, Swedfund, TSKB, VEB.RF, WECF, WB. AFD and UN Women also thank the signatories to the Paris Development Banks Statement on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.