Gender Mainstreaming and Policy Coherence for Development: Unintended Gender Consequences and EU Policy

Citation:

Allwood, Gill. 2013. “Gender Mainstreaming and Policy Coherence for Development: Unintended Gender Consequences and EU Policy.” Women’s Studies International Forum 39 (4): 42–52.

Author: Gill Allwood

Abstract:

This article argues that the unintended gender consequences of EU development policy are caused not (or not only) by the failure to gender mainstream, but by the way in which gender slips off the agenda once other policies intersect with development. Policy coherence for development (PCD) is an attempt to prevent policies in other areas having a negative impact on development, but although it claims that gender is a crosscutting issue, there is little evidence that gender features at the intersections between development and other related areas. Therefore, gender must be kept at the forefront of policy analysis if unintended gender consequences are to be avoided.

Topics: Development, Gender, Gender Mainstreaming, Gendered Power Relations, International Organizations, Political Participation Regions: Europe

Year: 2013

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