According to the World Bank's report -- a toolkit on 'Enabling Gender Responsive Urban Mobility and Public Spaces in India', how men and women travel is also intrinsically different. More women tend to walk to work compared to men -- 45.4 per cent versus 27.4 per cent.
Public transport services are not traditionally designed keeping in mind women's safety and their specific travel needs, the World Bank said. This severely limits their access to work, education and life choices. India has amongst the lowest female labour force participation rates globally, at 22.8 per cent in 2019-20, according to the global lender.
For other EMEs, the World Bank in the report said impacts from the US, euro area, and China are at least 1.5 times larger than for India. It added India's relative resilience comes from its solid economic fundamentals, significant foreign exchange reserves, available policy space and prudent macroeconomic management.
India's October inflation dropped to 6.77 per cent, from 7.41 per cent in the preceding month, mainly due to easing prices in the food basket, though it remained above Reserve Bank's comfort level for the 10th month in a row.
"India's economy has been remarkably resilient to the deteriorating external environment, and strong macroeconomic fundamentals have placed it in good stead compared to other emerging market economies," said Kouame the World Bank's Country Director in India. However, he said that continued vigilance is required as adverse global developments persist.
People in Afghanistan continue to suffer under the Taliban leadership as the atrocities are persistent and two-thirds of Afghan households are in severe crisis unable to afford basic food and non-food requirements, Khaama Press reported citing a World Bank Survey on Wednesday.