Recognizing the Economic Contribution of Women Isn't Feminism, It's Fact.
Originally published by the Guardian Development Professionals Network, October 6, 2014. Many development programs do not sufficiently factor in gender. Here’s how to do things differently. Despite the role that girls and women play in driving economic growth being widely acknowledged, it seems in practice, development programmers haven’t kept pace. There are a few reasons why, and they often start at the project level. First, assumptions around ‘gender’ can vary dramatically