Ending Extreme Poverty In Latin America, Caribbean Requires Greater Emphasis On Addressing Gender Equality, World Bank Expert Writes
World Bank: We will not end poverty without closing gender gaps
Robert Taliercio O’Brien, regional director for Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions (EFI) for Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Bank, discusses the need to address gender equality to reduce poverty, writing, “The pandemic has imposed new challenges in the [Latin America and Caribbean] region for poverty reduction. Ending extreme poverty and recovering from the crisis requires providing opportunities for all individuals, especially women, to access economic opportunities. In order to achieve this goal, a greater emphasis must be placed on gender equality and the removal of barriers that disproportionately affect women. In other words, we will not end poverty without closing gender gaps” (10/19).