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The Gender Disaggregated Labor Database (GDLD) is a global micro labor force database based on the World Bank’s household survey collection and other public resources. This database includes harmonized economic activities and occupation categories from local classification to international comparable classifications in detailed levels. It fills an important information gap in global gender statistics by providing detailed accounts on education, employment levels, wages, labor income, and employment status at a very disaggregated (2-digit ISIC level) economic activity level and occupation category than is commonly available.

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African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement will create one of the world’s largest free-trade areas. It could lift 30 million people out of extreme poverty. But achieving its full potential requires significant policy reforms. This report is designed to guide policymakers as they negotiate and implement the agreement.


Trade & Gender

Gender equality is important for economic growth. With 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries.