Politically Informed, Gender Aware Programming: Five Lessons From Practice
This briefing note argues that development practice is greatly strengthened by integrating politically informed and gender aware ways of working. It draws on the 17 case studies that contributed to the Gender and Politics in Practice research project to highlight practical lessons on bringing insights from these two approaches together.
From Silos to Synergy: Learning from Politically Informed, Gender Aware Programs
This paper draws together reflections, approaches and practical lessons from case studies of development programs that are, in various ways, seeking both to be gender aware and to understand and engage with power and politics. It aims to provide food for thought for donor organisations and development programs.
The Bigger Picture: Gender and Politics in Practice
This context paper explores how the findings of GAPP research on development programming relate to broader processes of social, political and economic change.
Thinking Politically about Gender: What the Literature Says
This report examines the extent to which authors and development practitioners who identify with the principles and methods of thinking and working politically have used them to consider gender-related issues. It also looks at how power and politics are approached in some common tools for gender analysis. It is published in collaboration with the Governance and Social Development Resource Centre.
Three in-depth studies
Being the First
This paper documents the experiences of Hilda Heine, President of the Marshall Islands; Hon. Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, Deputy Prime Minister of Samoa; and Dame Carol Kidu, former Leader of the Opposition in Papua New Guinea. Their political success, say the authors, has been underpinned by seven ‘rules of thumb’ that can be teased out from each woman’s narrative.
The Politics of Better Work for Women: Vietnam's Garment Industry
This paper explores how politically informed programming interacts with international processes and elite priorities to improve women workers’ rights, voice and pay in Vietnam’s largely female garment sector. It identifies key drivers of reform and four lessons for donor agencies.
Thinking and Working Politically for Social Inclusion: The Waria of Banjarmasin, Indonesia
This case study, jointly published with The Asia Foundation, examines a program that worked with the transgender waria community of Banjarmasin, in Indonesia's South Kalimantan province.