• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

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 ...

Healing the Wounds of Development
Healing the wounds of development

In 1983, Michigan University organised a conference on education and women. By this time, I had begun to see how so many of the elements used as inputs into the progress of women and men, such as education, were problematic. At this conference, I argued that development as a means of bringing progress, of bringing change into the lives of men and women, had actually begun to hurt them because the tools used were inappropriate, and often destroyed whatever little belonged to the people at the bottom. I argued that the curriculum of education needed to be changed so that the design of development became healing rather than destructive.

In the global context, the term ‘development’ ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles