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The EBRD and gender equality

Gender Tools and Publications

The EBRD has developed tools that can assist in identifying gender impacts and recommend how to mainstream gender into projects.

The following tools have therefore been developed to facilitate addressing gender issues at all project stages, including during environmental and social due diligence, project design, project implementation and as part of continuing operations.

Utilising these tools with a specific gender focus, particularly at the due diligence stage, will assist in identifying potential adverse gender impacts of projects and appropriate mitigation measures as well as in finding opportunities to promote best practice.

The dissemination and use of these tools, in particular at the project design or initial due diligence stage, will help to ensure that projects both effectively address gender impacts as well as promote best practice. 

 Access Programmes

The Bank has developed programmes to strengthen access to economic opportunity to women, youth, regions, and gradually to other groups such as refugees or Roma through its projects and associated policy engagement across 3 strategic themes where its activities can achieve the highest impact.

Gender Tools

The EBRD has developed specific tools to promote gender equality, sharing lessons and experiences learned. 

Gender studies

Care Economy: research by EBRD and International Centre for Research on Women

Masculinities Report: research by EBRD and the Institute of Development Studies

Gender Policy Note 2020 in collaboration with the W20

Barbara Rambousek

EBRD Gender Team
One Exchange Square
London UK
Tel: +44 20 7338 6000