The Bartlett Development Planning Unit


DPU Working Paper - No. 131

The impact of geo-politically motivated aid on gender equality goals in Pakistan


6 September 2007

Authors: Frida Khan

Publication Date: 2007

For decades, international development agencies have avoided addressing gender issues especially in highly patriarchal societies. Now, however, they increasingly acknowledge that women's empowerment is critical to their mandate. The realisation that gender equality is crucial if development efforts are to be truly effective, just and sustainable, is one that has emerged after a long, arduous process of trial and error, advocacy and opposition.

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