Gender Mainstreaming in Poverty Eradication and the Millennium Development Goals

A handbook for policy-makers and other stakeholders

Paperback: £80.00

Gender Mainstreaming in Poverty Eradication and the Millennium Development Goals

Contributors: Naila Kabeer
Series Title: New Gender Mainstreaming Series on Development Issues
Publication date: 1 January 2003
Size: 250mm x 190mm
ISBN: 978-0-85092-752-8
Pages: 246

Neglect of gender inequalities in the distribution of resources, responsibilities and power in the processes of economic accumulation and social reproduction has a high cost for women, children and other dependents and for the development of society as a whole.

This book highlights the inter-connections between production and reproduction within different societies; women's critical role in straddling both and points to various synergies, trade-offs and externalities which these generate.

Naila Kabeer's book will be of significant use to policy-makers, practitioners, researchers and other stakeholders committed to the pursuit of pro-poor and human-centred development.

ContentsExpand or collapse me

Executive Summary  

1. Gender, Poverty and Development Policy
A Brief History of Poverty Reduction Policies
Putting Gender on the Policy Agenda  

2. Integrating Gender into Macroeconomic Analysis
Gender Bias in Macroeconomic Analysis
Empirical Findings
Gender Equity and Economic Growth: Competing Hypothesis

3. The Geography of Gender Inequality
Institutions and Gender Inequality
Regional Perspectives on Gender Equality
Updating the Geography of Gender
Classifying Gender Constraints

4. Approaches to Poverty Analysis and its Gender Dimensions
The Poverty Line Approach
The Capabilities Approach
Participatory Poverty Assessments (PPAs)

5. Gender Inequality and Poverty Eradication: Promoting Household Livelihoods
Gender Inequality and Household Poverty in South Asia
Gender Inequality and Household Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa
Links Between Gender Inequality and Income Poverty: The Wider Picture

6. Gender Equality and Human Development Outcomes: Enhancing Capabilities
Gender Inequality and Human Development: The Equity Rationale
Gender Inequality and Family Well-being: The Instrument Rationale

7. Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
Conceptualising Empowerment: Agency, Resources and Achievement
Access to Education and Women’s Empowerment
Access to Paid Work and Women’s Empowerment
Voice, Participation and Women’s Empowerment
Agency and Collective Action: Building Citizenship from the Grassroots

8. Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
Gender Equality and Economic Growth: Synergy or Trade-off?
Poverty Reduction Strategy papers (PRSPs): A Gender Audit
Gender-responsive Budget (GRB) Analysis
Mainstreaming Gender in Policy-making Institutions
Mobilising around Gender Equity Goals: Building active Citizenship

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About the contributor Expand or collapse me

Naila Kabeer (Author)

Dr Naila Kabeer is a Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, UK.