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Mind the Gap: Mainstreaming Gender and Participation in Development

This paper draws a lesson of gender mainstreaming work for those who seek to institutionalize participation. The author begins to discuss the shift from Women in Development to Gender and Development.

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Nazneen, K. (2003) “Mind the Gap: Mainstreaming Gender and Participation in Development”.
In Phimbert, M (ed) Institutionalizing Participation Series.
Russell Press. Brighton BN1 9RE, United Kingdom
ISBN 1 84369 466 2.

Abstract
This paper draws a lesson of gender mainstreaming work for those who seek to institutionalize participation. The author begins to discuss the shift from Women in Development to Gender and Development. He examines strategies used to mainstream gender, challenges and achievements. The author explores the tensions between gender mainstreaming and participatory development, he then suggests the ways of bringing the gaps between ‘gender’ and ‘participation’.