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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 ...

Gender and Poverty in India: Comment on a World Bank Country Study
Gender and poverty in india: Comment on a world bank country study

The World Bank, perhaps for the first time, prepared a comprehensive report on Gender and Poverty in India in 1991. This paper is a comment on that report. The World Bank report was a meticulous piece of work and gave visibility and voice to less prominent areas of concern and advocacy in the women's domain. However, I argued that while the report attempted to give a macro perspective, it remained at the micro level. It pre-empted gender advocacy from influencing macro trends. I argued essentially that the notions of an inside/outside dichotomy, access and the market, highlighted by the report, were ...

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