Researching role of women in development management
Synonyms: Studying gender in development
Description: Identify women as a specific target for economic and social development plans. Assess the implementation and performance of such plans against criteria relevant to women's conditions. Set up research and documentation units to provide statistics of separate and detailed data on both sexes. Formulate standardized indicators to assess women's conditions. Such data would serve as a means of following up trends in the conditions of women and for identification of peculiarities within the framework of general, sectoral and local planning.
Implementation: This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities.
Claim: Women form a central element in all forms of sustainable development, capacity building and conflict resolution, as well as in the battle for social, economic and political justice, such that women and men must have equal control of, and access to, land and resources, and equal control of economic and political power to achieve long-term sustainable and viable development.
References: Moghadam, Valentine M: Democratic Reforms and the Position of Women in Transitional EconomiesJacobson, Jodi L: Gender Bias: roadblock to sustainable developmentJiggins, Janice: Changing the Boundaries: women-centred perspectives on population and the environmentUnited Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women: Looking Beyond Women: seeing gender concepts in development planningBoserup, Ester: Woman's Role in Economic DevelopmentMoghadam, Valentine M: Gender, Development and Policy: toward equity and empowermentWomen of Europe: Women in DevelopmentMitter, Swasti: Common Fate, Common Bond: women in global economyVisvanathan; Duggan and Nisonoff and Wiegerma: The Women, Gender and Development ReaderUnited Nations: World Survey on the Role of Women in Development: Globalization, Gender and WorkThomas-Slayter, Barbara; Polestico, Rachel and Esser, Andrea Lee and Taylor, Octavia and Mutua, Elvina: A Manual for Socio-Economic and Gender Analysis: responding to the development challenge
Subjects: WomenSex-related questionsStudyResearchManagement Development
Type Classification: F: Exceptional strategies