World Bank roundtable discussion 'Equal Futures Partnership: From Promise to Progress'

Six months after the launch of the Equal Futures Partnership, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim hosted the heads of delegation from the United States and 12 other founding members: Australia, Bangladesh, Benin, Denmark, Finland, Indonesia, Jordan, the Netherlands, Peru, Senegal and Tunisia, along with the European Union, for a roundtable discussion about their efforts to expand economic opportunities and political participation for women and girls.

The World Bank Group is working with Equal Futures partners to identify opportunities for collaboration to promote women’s rights in each country and to support the implementation of country commitments. New EFP member countries also will be announced.

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim joined U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Senior Advisor to the President of the United States Valerie Jarrett, and a host of others, for the event moderated by World Bank Group Managing Director Caroline Anstey.

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