Economic Development


[.pdf]   GD016-Maximising the Economic, Social and Environmental Role of Women – OECD

This report is a contribution by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) and its cross-cutting work on gender. It aims to increase understanding of the role of women in maintaining the three pillars – economic, social and environmental – of sustainable development. The report has been prepared by the OECD Horizontal Programme  on Sustainable Development and is based largely on OECD analyses. The data pertain primarily to the situation of women in OECD countries.

[.pdf]   GD025- Economic Development and Gender Equality – World Politics

Drawing on Simon Kuznets’s thesis regarding a curvilinear relationship between economic growth and income inequality, the authors suggest that economic development and gender inequality also exhibit a nonmonotonic  relationship, marked by three phases.1 In the first phase, economic development should improve gender equality; in the second phase, equality should plateau or even decline slightly; and in the third phase, it should rise  again.

[.pdf]   GD055- Gender Mainstreaming in Local Economic Development (LED) Strategies …

This guide is designed to assist LED practitioners – staff from international organizations, international development agencies and local authorities– in identifying and addressing the sometimes different needs and priorities of  women and men, facilitating their full participation at every stage of the LED process, and contributing to gender equality objectives and outcomes. Using this guide will enable practitioners to : 1) understand why gender  equality should be pursued at the local level ; 2) be aware of the barriers to women’s participation that may be encountered ; and 3) identify and implement strategies for addressing gender concerns throughout the LED

[.pdf]   GD056- Micro-Macro Linkages Between Gender, Development, and Growt: Implications for the Caribbean Region

This paper contributes to the gender, development and growth literature, exploring the channels by which gender inequality affects, and in important ways, constrains economic development and growth in the Caribbean  region. To carry out this task, the author addresses three key questions regarding gender inequality. First, what institutional factors and structures cause women to live in economically precarious conditions to a greater extent than men? Second, what are the social benefits—the spillover effects—of reducing gender inequality for society as a whole? And finally, what policies might promote gender equity in well-being while simultaneously  promoting Caribbean development and growth?

[.pdf]   GD058- Gender, Economic Development and Islam – A Perspective from France

Muslims do less well on the French labor market than their non Muslim counterparts. One explanation for this relative failure can be characterized by the following syllogism: (1) the empowerment of women is a sine qua  non for economic progress; (2) in-group norms among Muslims do not empower women; and hence (3) Muslim communities will underperform economically relative to non-Muslim communities. This paper, relying on a  unique identification strategy that isolates religion from national origin and ethnicity, and on experimental as well as survey evidence collected in France, puts this syllogism to a test.

[.pdf]  GD032-Analysing the Gender Dimensions of Tourism as a Development Strategy

Although highly contested, the links between tourism and development are now wellestablished in academic and policy circles. Less clear is the potential of tourism to contribute more specifically to the achievement of the third Millennium Development Goal (MDG3), to ‘promote gender equality and empower women’. In order to explore this issue, this paper offers a feminist critique of contemporary tourism development policy.  Drawing together extensive research into the gender dimensions of tourism, the author set out the tensions between feminist visions of development and tourism development policy.

[.pdf]   GD057- Trade, sustainable development and gender – Unctad

The Pre-UNCTAD X Expert Workshop convened in Geneva focused on the theme of trade, sustainable development and gender. The meeting was organized in  line with the Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing  and the Platform of Action (1995), the UNCTAD IX Midrand Declaration (1996) and the agreed  conclusions on gender mainstreaming (ECOSOC, 1997).The collection of papers reproduced in this volume not only  reflects the substantive issues reviewed in  this Expert Workshop, but also captures the spirit and enthusiasm of the participants displayed during their working sessions.

The Role of Men in the Economic and Social Development of Women: Implications for Gender Equality

Author: Lídia Farré

Published: January 2013

Pages: 39

Sustaining Educational and Economic Momentum in Africa

Author: World Bank

Published: May 2010

Pages: 51

Gender Dimensions of Investment Climate Reform
A Guide for Policy Makers and Practitioners

Authors: Sevi Simavi; Clare Manuel; Mark C. Blackden

Published: January 2010

Pages: 236

Women in Vanuatu
Analyzing Challenges to Economic Participation

Authors: Amanda Ellis; Claire Manuel; Jozefina Cutura; Chakriya Bowman

Published: April 2009

Pages: 103

Series: Directions In Development – Private Sector Development

Economic And Social Impacts Of Self-Help Groups In India

Authors: Deininger, Klaus; Liu, Yanyan

Published: April 2009

Pages: 35

Ethnic Minority Development in Vietnam: A Socioeconomic Perspective

Authors: Baulch, Bob; Chuyen, Truong Thi Kim; Haughton, Dominique; Haughton, Jonathan

Published: April 2002

Pages: 43

Gender Equality, Poverty And Economic Growth

Authors: Morrison, Andrew; Raju, Dhushyanth; Sinha, Nistha

Published: November 2007

Pages: 57

Gender and Economic Growth in Tanzania: Creating Opportunities for Women

Author: World Bank

Published: October 2007

Pages: 141

Gender and Economic Growth in Kenya : Unleashing the Power of Women

Author: World Bank

Published: April 2007

Pages: 120

[.pdf]GD253- Women, Work, and the Economy: Macroeconomic Gains from Gender Equity