Introducing the IMF’s First Gender Strategy, 25th Aug, 2022

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  • Ratna Sahay, Senior Advisor on Gender in the Office of the Managing Director, IMF
  • Philip Jennings, Executive Director of the IMF Board of Governors
  • Reza Baqir, Former Governor, State Bank of Pakistan
  • Malado Kaba, Director for Gender, Women, and Civil Society at the African Development Bank & former Minister of Finance, Guinea 
  • Masood Ahmed, President, Center for Global Development


  • Megan O’Donnell, Policy Fellow & Assistant Director for Gender, Center for Global Development 

In launching its first-ever Gender Mainstreaming Strategy, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has taken an unprecedented step. The strategy’s development and recent Board approval reflect the Fund’s understanding of the macro-critical nature of gender equality as well as macroeconomic policies’ ability to either widen or narrow gender gaps. 

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