Getting Institutions Right for Women in Development

Edited by: Anne Marie Goetz

July 1995
Volume 26 Number 3

This Bulletin considers problems in institutionalising gender-sensitive development policy by exploring new gendered perspectives on the structure and functioning of development organisations, as well as strategies to improve their accountability to women. The institutional context for these questions is the developing state and its bureaucracies, and NGOs. The role of women's political mobilisation in improving the accountability of public institutions to women, and the relationship between development institutions and their female constituencies is also explored.