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View the documentChapter 2:Why Gender? Why Development?
View the documentChapter 3:Feminism and Development: Theoretical Perspectives
View the documentChapter 4:Feminist Theory and Development: Implications for Policy, Research, and Action
View the documentChapter 5:Alternative Approaches to Women and Development
View the documentChapter 6:The Women's Movement and Its Role in Development
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The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) extends sincere appreciation to the following project team members for their significant contributions to the success of the project:

From the University of the West Indies — Barbara Bailey, V. Eudine Barriteau, Elsa Leo-Rhynie, Maxine McClean, Jeanette Morris, and Rhoda Reddock;

From the Summer Institute on Gender and Development — Jane Parpart, Martha MacDonald, Tania Li, and Patricia Connelly;

From the International Women’s Tribune Centre — Anne Walker and Vicki Semler;

From the World Bank — Elizabeth Morris-Hughes; and

From the International Development and Research Centre — Rosina Wiltshire and Jennifer Loten.

We also acknowledge the efforts of Sherrill Whittington, the former COL staff member responsible for women-and-development project coordination, and Patricia McWilliams, who assumed responsibility for the project after Ms Whittington’s departure from COL.

We are very grateful to Sue Parker, Library Technician at COL, for her help with copyright clearances; and to Beverley Gardner for the original layout and word processing. Their tremendous support helped ensure the success of the project.

This work was carried out with the aid of a grant from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Ottawa, Canada. Eva Rathgeber, Regional Director for IDRC in Africa, played a crucial role in conceiving and supporting the project.

The opinions expressed in this document are entirely those of the authors and should not be attributed in any manner to COL, the members of its Board of Governors, or the countries they represent.




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