Concepts and Tools for Development
This handbook discusses how gender analysis can be used to improve gender equity in development projects, programmes, and institutions. It examines conceptual issues on gender and development; gender training as a basic component of equitable development; implementation of gender-focused development; and the agendas at the UN world conferences on population (Cairo 1996) and on women (Beijing 1995) that pertain to gender equity. Includes glossary; summary of the Beijing Platform for Action.
Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA), 1996. paper; 43 pages. US$10.00
GENDER IN DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATIONS
Caroline Sweetman (Ed.)
New from Oxfamfs Focus on Gender series, this book draws together the experiences of organisations working to promote womenfs full participation in the development process. Topics range from feminist perspectives on organisational change and the formulation of a more gender-sensitive Human Development Index to UNIFEMfs work with women entrepreneurs in Lebanon. It presents case-studies on the implementation of gender policies in several organisations: ACORD, a consortium of NGOs working on poverty alleviation in Africa; the Zimbabwe Womenfs Resource Centre and Network; and the Association for Rural Advancement in South Africa. Contributors include Anne Marie Goetz, Aruna Rao and Rieky Stuart, Randa Husseini, and Hope Chigudu.
Oxfam, 1997. paper; 72 pages. ISBN 0-85598-365-5. US$12.95
MAY I PROPOSE
A Guide to Grant Writing
Ayelet Illany and Aliza Mazor
Developed by a fund in Israel and targeted mainly at foundations in the US, this easy-to-use manual guides non-profit organisations through the whole process of fund-raising. It reviews the basic issues and discusses each stage: planning; identifying funding sources; formatting and developing the proposal; types of correspondence with donor agencies; following-up and record-keeping. Written at a very basic level, and interspersed throughout with examples, charts and figures (including sample budgets) which can be adapted for almost any proposal, this volume is invaluable for the development of essential fundraising skills in registered non-profit organisations.
Shatil, 1996. paper; 81 pages. US$15.00
WORLD BANK PARTICIPATION SOURCEBOOK
This Sourcebook describes the approaches of the World Bank to Participation, highlighting the key themes and common elements of this concept at every stage of the project cycle. It includes personal staff accounts of approaches used in 16 Bank-supported operations worldwide and outlines various steps of participatory planning and decision-making, including how to facilitate input from and active participation by womenfs groups. Appendices describe participatory methods and techniques, ranging from Appreciation-Influence-Control to Participatory Rural Appraisal and Gender Analysis, with summaries of 18 Bank background papers on participation. While primarily written for Bank Task Managers, this manual is also an important reference for those who use participatory approaches in their professional work.
World Bank, 1996. paper; 209 pages. ISBN 0-8213-3558-8. US$15.95
ACCOUNTABILITY IN DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATIONS
Experiences of Women's Organisations in India
The current emphasis on "participatory development" has led to an increasing interest in accountability within development organisations. This book presents one of few systematic studies of this phenomenon. Based on case studies of four grassroots organisations involved in income-generating activities for women in India, it develops tools for assessing member-accountability. The study demonstrates the relationship between accountability and benefits to members. It examines functioning and management styles, and highlights the need to generate and implement economic activities for women as a means of enhancing their self-reliance and decision-making roles in society.
This book will be of considerable interest to scholars and practitioners in community development, women's studies, and sociology, especially at the grassroots level. Tables; figures; bibliography.
Sage Publications, 1995. cloth; 297 pp. ISBN 0-8039-9221-1 US$24.95
AFRICAN WOMEN AND DEVELOPMENT
Margaret C. Snyder and Mary Tadesse
This book combines an excellent historical overview of women and development in Africa over two decades with a description and assessment of present policies and of future opportunities, based on the development experiences of the African Training and Research Centre for Women (ATRCW). Statistical information on health, education, and employment is skillfully combined with interview material to create an understanding of the realities women face.
Zed Books, 1995. paper; 256 pp. ISBN 1-85649-300-8 US$19.95
SEE ALSO: The Elusive Agenda (Category: Theoretical and Conceptual Issues).
Women and Sustainable Development in Africa (Category: Environment and Sustainable Development).
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FOCUSING ON WOMEN
UNIFEM's Experience in Mainstreaming
Mary B. Anderson
This paper discusses the broader experience of individuals, institutions and governments involved in mainstreaming women in development, with a specific focus on the approach of the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). UNIFEM's experimental approaches to mainstreaming are examined to address controversial questions and to suggest strategies.
UNIFEM, 1993. paper; 28 pp. ISBN 0-912917-42-3 US$7.95
SEE ALSO: The Elusive Agenda: Mainstreaming Women in Development (Category: Theoretical and Conceptual Issues).
GENDER ISSUES IN WORLD BANK LENDING
Josette L. Murphy
This report examines World Bank strategy to integrate gender issues in Bank lending across sectors and the resulting outcomes. It reconstructs the evolution of Bank thought and actions, and describes the characteristics of 615 projects with some gender-related action. Tables; bibliography. Executive summaries in French and Spanish.
World Bank, 1995. paper; 131 pp. ISBN 0-8213-3213-9 US$9.95
A Study of the Efforts by the UNDP, the World Bank and the ILO to Institutionalize Gender Issues
Shahra Razavi and Carol Miller
This paper documents the efforts of the UN Development Programme, the World Bank, the International Labour Office, and of the UN system generally, towards "mainstreaming" -- bringing women's concerns into the centre stage of development. It discusses the integration of gender issues into the organisation's activities and diffusion of this responsibility through training and gender guidelines. Charts; bibliography.
UNRISD, 1995. paper; 86 pp. ISBN 1020-3354 US$5.00
GENDER PLANNING IN DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES
Meeting the Challenge
Mandy Macdonald (Ed.)
This collection of articles is based on a EUROSTEP workshop on developing common strategies for integrating gender-fair policies and practices into their programmes. 'Keynote papers' address gender analysis and planning while 'thematic papers' examine the involvement of local women in project design and gender integration in evaluation. Case studies; tables.
Oxfam, 1994. paper; 232 pp. ISBN 0-85598-263-2 US$15.95
INVESTING IN WOMEN
Progress and Prospects for the World Bank
Mayra Buvinic, Catherine Gwin and Lisa M. Bates (Eds.)
Complementing a 1995 internal review of the entire portfolio of World Bank projects, Investing in Women examines the Bank's overall record on gender and development issues. Based on interviews with staff and reviews of Bank documents concerning selected lending activities, specific chapters highlight promising projects on women in the context of population and health, education, agriculture, and credit. They examine areas of unrealised opportunities in projects on infrastructure and employment generation for poor women. The report also identifies a number of cross-cutting issues and further challenges in the Bank's work to benefit women.
Overseas Development Council/International Council for Research on Women, 1996. paper; 114 pp. ISBN 1-56517-018-0 US$13.95
MAKING WOMEN MATTER
The Role of the United Nations
Hilkka Pietila and Jeanne Vickers
Making Women Matter, written from a non-governmental perspective, examines what the UN has actually accomplished in its efforts to enhance the status of women. This post-Beijing edition comes with a new introduction that overviews the 1995 UN Fourth World Conference and parallel NGO Forum for Women.
Zed Books (Third Edition), 1996. paper; 198 pp. ISBN 1-85649-458-6 US$17.50
Women, Poverty and Politics
Transforming Development tells the story of the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), its beginnings and its unique role in the development system. It presents mini case studies of UNIFEM projects for economic empowerment, social justice, and political participation in nearly 20 countries. This book is a key resource for anyone involved in international development or concerned with women's equality.
IT Publications, 1995. paper; 313 pp. ISBN 1-85339-302-9 US$32.95
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