Tuesday, February 26, 2013


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Aid and Gender Equality

This call for papers seeks to generate research to improve our understanding of the mechanisms underlying aid effectiveness in fostering gender equality and women’s empowerment across the broad spectrum of donor practices (bilateral and multilateral, as well as initiatives involving NGOs and community-based organizations that are supported by aid donors). We encourage the submission of innovative theoretical and empirical research papers on the relationship between donor assistance and changes in gender equality and female empowerment. Country case studies, as well as studies with a regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and Latin America, are especially welcome.

UNU-WIDER invites original papers to document the existing and emerging knowledge on what works, what could work, what is scalable, and what is transferable for sustainable improvements in gender equality and aid for development co-operation. The papers should establish clear links between foreign aid and gender equality, women’s empowerment, and other gender-related development outcomes. We are particularly interested in exploring foreign aid through various pathways including (but not limited to):

More information.

Deadline: March11, 2013

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