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*UNIFEM, *World Bank, In The Gender Action Plan the World Bank does not only contribute to the

economic emancipation
of women in development countries but also contributes to their legal position as economic partners. Improving both womens rights in development countries and implementing sensible economic policy in the process. Although the position of women with regards to education and health has been improved in the past decades there still is an area of attention for their economic position after their education. In many countries the legal position of women is either legally suppressive or it just lacks formal rights needed for economic empowerment such as landownership rights or their legal position as regard to property and legal responsibility. The lack of these formal rights often seen in development countries is part of a malfunctioning legal infrastructure that disables women to gain formal labor relations or financial credit for business investments. #The Roadmap to Women's Empowerment The first step in the Gender Action Plan is the mainstreaming of women in the banks development aid projects and in operations on regional economic sector work. The World Bank actively seeks out to employ women in their efforts and normalizes the modern cooperation between man and women this way. Second, the World Bank seeks to mobilize resources among their partners, both public and private, to empower women economically; bringing ideas and money together. The third aspect that is addressed by the World Bank is the transition from school to work for young women by means of the Adolescent Girls Initiative, insuring that those who have finished their education find access to the labor market instead of fulfilling more traditional roles in families at a young age. As a fourth step the World Bank commits itself in improving the collection of knowledge and statistics about the improvement of womens position and furthermore and pointing out clearly the relation between womens empowerment and economic growth or poverty reduction. The fifth and last step is the creation of Global Partnerships by the World Bank with governments, development organizations but also the civil society and private sector. Here, the World Bank fulfills a coordinating role in bringing al different sorts of ideas and policies together for the economic empowerment of women.

Human Rights Watch, International Labor Organization