Unpaid Care Work at the Heart of Women’s Economic Empowerment

By Rebecca Webb. This infographic aims to convey the work of Oxfam’s Food Security for Tanzania Farmers Programme. It is clear that whilst Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) programme provided valuable financial opportunities for women, unpaid care work was not taken into account. This infographic illustrates the findings of 2015-17 research by IDS which aimed toContinue reading “Unpaid Care Work at the Heart of Women’s Economic Empowerment”

Smarter Gender Mainstreaming in Development Programming: Addressing Masculinity

By Pippa Page. This article looks at development interventions aimed towards women that often neglect to bring men into the discussion around women empowerment. One of the crucial behaviours such programs fail to take into account is the issue of toxic masculinity that must be addressed. The article looks at the work of an NGOContinue reading “Smarter Gender Mainstreaming in Development Programming: Addressing Masculinity”

Does the Election of More Women Lead to Women Being Better Represented: The Case of Peru

By Kiara Castaman Diaz. This article explores the relationship between female representation in government and the general environment of women’s rights within a country. The article focuses specifically on Peru, which has high rates of female representation in Parliament, but also high rates of gender discrimination and violence against women. Enhancing women’s political representation hasContinue reading “Does the Election of More Women Lead to Women Being Better Represented: The Case of Peru”

Near-famine Conditions in the Largest African Economy – Nigeria

By Mónika Lipécz. This article examines the causes of famine-like conditions in parts of Nigeria and the paradox of why these conditions are occurring in the largest economy on the African Continent. If a country can boast of being the wealthiest economy on a continent, one would assume that it can feed its people. Unfortunately,Continue reading “Near-famine Conditions in the Largest African Economy – Nigeria”

Discourse and Power in Development

By Vedika Inamdar. This article examines Arturo Escobar’s applications of Michel Foucault’s insights on discourse and power to the field of development and the relationships between the Global North and the Global South. One of the most prolific French philosophers and social theorists, Michel Foucault (1926-1984), provided fundamental insights on discourse and power. His workContinue reading “Discourse and Power in Development”

Can Social Enterprises Encourage Sustainable Development?

By Noah Vetter. This post explores the concept of social enterprises and their ability to encourage sustainable development. Using the example of Malô, a Mali-based social enterprise, the post highlights some of the advantages of the social enterprise model and their potential as development actors. Market-based social enterprises can play an important role in encouragingContinue reading “Can Social Enterprises Encourage Sustainable Development?”