Monitoring Gendered Outcomes of Environmental and Development Policies

Citation:

Baruah, Bipasha. 2011. “Monitoring Gendered Outcomes of Environmental and Development Policies.” Development in Practice 21 (3): 430–36. doi:10.1080/09614524.2011.558060.

Author: Bipasha Baruah

Abstract:

ENGLISH ABSTRACT

Environmental and development policies used to be considered gender-neutral. Women’s needs and interests were perceived to be identical to those of men. Empirical research has more recently asserted that policies that were thought to be gender-neutral were actually genderblind and, therefore, either inadequate or inappropriate to capture the impacts upon women of environmental and development policies. This article presents a range of practical tools and mechanisms that may be used to monitor environmental and development issues from a gender perspective. It also outlines key strategies through which governments, NGOs, and donor agencies may assess the impact of such policies on women.

FRENCH ABSTRACT

Jadis, les politiques environnementales et de développement étaient considérées comme neutres sur le plan du genre. Les besoins et les inteérêts des femmes étaient perc¸us comme identiques à ceux des hommes. Les recherches empiriques ont affirmé plus récemment que les politiques qui étaient considérées comme neutres sur le plan du genre étaient en fait « aveugles » aux questions de genre et, par conséquent, soit insuffisantes soit inappropriées pour saisir les impacts des politiques environnementales et de développement sur les femmes. Cet article présente une variété d’outils et de mécanismes concrets qui pourraient être employés pour mener un suivi des questions environnementales et de développement dans une optique genre. Il décrit par ailleurs les stratégies clés au travers desquelles les gouvernements, les ONG et les organismes bailleurs de fonds peuvent évaluer l’impact de ces politiques générales sur les femmes

PORTUGUESE ABSTRACT

Polı´ticas ambientais e de desenvolvimento costumavam ser consideradas neutras em termos de geˆnero. As necessidades e interesses das mulheres eram vistos como ideˆnticos aos dos homens. Pesquisa empı´rica tem afirmado mais recentemente que polı´ticas que eram vistas como neutras em termos de geˆnero eramna verdade insensı´veis a`s diferenc¸as de geˆnero e, portanto, eram inadequadas ou inapropriadas para capturar os impactos sobre as mulheres das polı´ticas ambientais e de desenvolvimento. Este artigo apresenta uma se´rie de ferramentas e mecanismos pra´ticos que podem ser utilizados para monitorar as questo˜es ambientais e de desenvolvimento a partir de uma perspectiva de geˆnero. Ele tambe´m apresenta estrate´gias-chave atrave´s das quais governos, ONGs e ageˆncias de doadores podem avaliar o impacto de tais polı´ticas sobre as mulheres.

SPANISH ABSTRACT

En el pasado, era comu´n pensar que las polı´ticas ambientales y de desarrollo eran neutrales en cuanto a ge´nero. Se creı´a que las necesidades y los intereses de la mujer eran ide´nticos a los del hombre. Recientes investigaciones empı´ricas han indicado que las polı´ticas que antes se creı´an neutrales en cuanto a ge´nero en realidad pasaban por alto el ge´nero y, por lo tanto, resultaban inadecuadas o inapropiadas para reflejar los cambios producidos entre las mujeres por polı´ticas ambientales o de desarrollo. Este ensayo enumera una serie de herramientas y mecanismos pra´cticos que podra´n utilizarse para elmonitoreo de temas ambientales y de desarrollo con perspectiva de ge´nero. Tambie´n enuncia estrategias clave que gobiernos, ONG y agencias donantes podra´n utilizar para evaluar el impacto de estas polı´ticas entre las mujeres.

Keywords: development, women, gender, environment

Topics: Development, Environment, Gender, Women, Gender Analysis

Year: 2011

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