Politically Informed, Gender Aware Programming: Five Lessons from Practice

Derbyshire Helen, Sam Gibson, David Hudson, Chris Roche

Research output: Working paper/PreprintWorking paper


How can a gendered understanding of power and politics make development
work more effective? Many development programs tend to look at gender
issues and politics separately. Through a series of case studies, this research
asks what we can learn from more integrated approaches. It includes:
● a literature review on thinking and working politically and gender equality
● a context paper, and three in-depth studies that examine how gender and
politics came together in social change processes
– women political leaders in the Pacific
– labour reform in Vietnam’s garment industry
– transgender empowerment and social inclusion in Indonesia
● 14 short case studies of development programs that aim to be both
politically informed and gender aware, and a synthesis of their key insights
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBirmingham
PublisherDevelopmental Leadership Program, University of Birmingham
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2018


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