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Close Encounters of Another Kind: Women and Development Economics brings together Devaki Jain's essays which engage with public policy, development economics and women. In the 1970s and 1980s, as a fallout of the First World Conference of Women, held in Mexico in 1975, then the Women's Decade (1975–85), followed by the Second World Conference in 1985 in Nairobi, governments energized their bureaucracies to address women's inclusion in development programmes. Thereby began the work of gendering development, and as a result of challenging the existing ideas, projects related to the design of development policies and programmes. However, most of these efforts were couched in the knowledge and experience of the global North since the efforts were largely led by the Northern intellectual community. In this volume ...

Letting the Worm Turn: A Comment on Innovative Poverty Alleviation*
Letting the worm turn: A comment on innovative poverty alleviation

With increasing knowledge on development projects in developing countries, there were many reflections on the ‘how to’ of removing poverty. Case studies were prepared by agencies from the World Bank down to state governments on what were called ‘successful models of poverty alleviation’. Usually these were initiatives or ground-level projects that had been implemented by non-governmental agencies. These projects were called ‘innovative poverty alleviation projects’.

However, the overarching focus on these successful projects was such that they were made into models, and an attempt was made to replicate them everywhere. My argument was that if we saw this as the worm turning the soil, it was ...

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