THIS REPORT was prepared by a team led by Kei Kawabata and
comprising Alison Evans, Zafiris Tzannatos. Tara Vishwanath, and Rekha Menon.
The work was carried out under the direction of Minh Chau Nguyen and the overall
guidance of K. Y. Amoako. Valuable contributions were made by Joyce Cacho,
Lionel Demery, Shahid Khandker, and Kalanidhi Subbarao.
Background papers for the report were prepared by team members
and by Anjana Bhushan; Lynn Brown and Lawrence Haddad; Florencia Castro-Leal,
with Ignacio Tavares and Ramon Lopez; Roberta Cohen; Monica Fong: Roger Key,
with Beverly Mullings; Andrew Mason; and Veena Siddharth.
An external review group and a Bankwide advisory committee
provided valuable guidance at all stages of the report's preparation. Kalpana
Bardhan. Pranab Bardhan, Nancy Folbre. and T. Paul Schultz were the external
reviewers. Harold Aldennan, Jean-Jacques Dethier, Louise Fox, Sunita Gandhi,
Chris Grootaert, Jeffrey Hammer, Tariq Husahl, Elizabeth King, Augusta Molnar,
Helena Ribe, and Paula Valad made up the advisory committee. The report was
edited by Jo Bischoff, Richard M. Crum, and Fiona Mackintosh; Benjamin Crow
provided word-processing and graphics support.
The report also reflects the contributions of the participants
in consultations held with nongovenamental organizations on March 1S, 1995, in
New York. Data supplied by the United Nations and its agencies. particularly the
International Labour Organization, the United Nations Educational, Scientific,
and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the United Nations Statistical Office, and
the World Health Organization, were invaluable for the preparation of the
The production of the report was made possible by the assistance
of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which has given unwavering support
to the protnotion of gender