Call for papers: Aid and Gender Equality

UNU-WIDER / Jan 2013


Aid and Gender Equality

It is now recognized that gender equality and female empowerment are central to improvements in standards of living and well-being (World Development Report 2011). This recognition is reflected in national and international commitments by countries around the world over the past three decades. Most recently, in 2000, 189 countries pledged to gender equality and female empowerment as one of eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of interrelated development objectives that together define the basic minimum conditions for a decent life. Achieving the MDGs requires policy formulation, planning, and financing.

Unfortunately, few countries invest the adequate level of resources necessary to reduce common gaps between males and females—in economic and political participation, in education and health, and in other domains—and to support women to be fully productive leaders and agents of change in their societies. As a result, in these contexts, assistance from outside donors is essential for many gender equality-promoting interventions.

For the full call for papers and application submission, please view the Call for papers: Aid and Gender Equality page.

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