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Monitoring gendered outcomes of environmental and development policies
Development in Practice (2011)
  • Bipasha Baruah, Western University
Environmental and development policies used to be considered gender-neutral. Women’s needs and interests were perceived to be identical to those of men. Empirical research has more recently asserted that policies that were thought to be gender-neutral were actually genderblind and, therefore, either inadequate or inappropriate to capture the impacts upon women of environmental and development policies. This article presents a range of practical tools and mechanisms that may be used to monitor environmental and development issues from a gender perspective. It also outlines key strategies through which governments, NGOs, and donor agencies may assess the impact of such policies on women.
  • Development,
  • Environment,
  • Economy,
  • Gender,
  • Women,
  • Eastern Caribbean
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Bipasha Baruah. "Monitoring gendered outcomes of environmental and development policies" Development in Practice (2011)
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