Strategies to Address Gender-Based Violence

Roadmap for development finance institutions

This Roadmap lays out strategies for development finance institutions (DFIs) to incorporate gender-based violence (GBV) risk assessment and mitigation as well as GBV prevention and survivor support lenses into their investments.

In addition to being a barrier to sustainable development, GBV also poses investment risks at the operational, reputational, regulatory, and political levels. For DFIs, which have historically bridged the gap in markets between public policy objectives and private sector actors, incorporating a GBV lens is both an opportunity to increase impact and lower risks as well as to be a signaling mechanism of the importance of this work.

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By Pablo Freund, Lisa Taylor & Tia Subramanian