Malpass commended the efforts of Prime Minister Modi in India, where the World Bank has a massive programme
The world is leapfrogging in women’s empowerment, World Bank President David Malpass has said and praised India’s efforts, especially that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he is “deeply interested and concerned.”
Participating in a panel discussion on “Empowering Women as Entrepreneurs and Leaders” organised by the World Bank on the sidelines of its spring meetings here on Thursday, Malpass and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, along with other panelists, discussed the development and empowerment of women in India and the world.
“We should continue all that we are doing now for women,” Sitharaman said in response to a question as she explained in detail the steps the Modi Government has undertaken for the economic empowerment of women in India.
Malpass commended the efforts of Prime Minister Modi in India, where the World Bank has a massive programme.
The prime minister, he said, is “deeply interested and concerned and pushing on this issue.”
The world is leapfrogging in empowerment, the World Bank president said.
For women to be able to communicate, to have digital transactions without having to go to the bank where there might be a male clerk, that doesn’t really receive them well, is hugely empowering, he said. “And also just the source of information that women can get on how other women are operating in other parts of the world, that’s huge. And so, I think we should push that along as fast as we can,” Malpass said.