Gender justice: the World Bank's new approach to the poor?

dc.contributor.author Schech, Susanne Barbara
dc.contributor.author Vas Dev, Sanjugta
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-27T06:28:06Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-27T06:28:06Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.description.abstract Gender inequality is now widely acknowledged as an important factor in the spread and entrenchment of poverty. This article examines the World Development Report 2000/01 as the World Bank's blueprint for addressing poverty in the twenty-first century, together with several more recent Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs), with a view to analysing the manner in which gender is incorporated into the policy-making process and considering whether it constitutes a new approach to gender and poverty. It is argued that the World Bank's approach to poverty is unlikely to deliver gender justice, because there remain large discrepancies between the economic and social policies that it prescribes. More specifically, the authors contend that the Bank employs an integrationist approach which encapsulates gender issues within existing development paradigms without attempting to transform an overall development agenda whose ultimate objective is economic growth as opposed to equity. Case studies from Cambodia and Vietnam are used to illustrate these arguments.
dc.identifier.citation Schech, S.B. & Vas Dev, S., 2007. Gender justice: the World Bank's new approach to the poor?. Development in Practice, 17(1), 14-26. en
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1080/09614520601092451 en
dc.identifier.issn 0961-4524 en_US
dc.identifier.rmid 2006005699 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2328/11799
dc.subject Aid
dc.subject Governance and Public Policy
dc.subject Gender and Diversity
dc.subject Methods
dc.subject East Asia
dc.subject South Asia
dc.subject.forgroup 1117 Public Health and Health Services en_US
dc.subject.forgroup 1604 Human Geography en_US
dc.subject.forgroup 1699 Other studies in Human Society en_US
dc.title Gender justice: the World Bank's new approach to the poor? en_US
dc.type Article en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookup Schech, Susanne Barbara: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3326-6369 en_US
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