Decentralizing government and centralizing gender in southern Africa : lessons from the South African experience

Abstract: This paper argues that: (1) effective involvement of women in local governance is predicated both on the approach adopted by political parties and on how women are organized at the local level; and (2) neo-liberal policies may serve to undermine the potential for gender-sensitive service delivery.

Author(s): Beall, Jo

Source(s): , Occasional paper / United nations research institute for social development; 8 v, 23 p., 30 cm Occasional paper / United nations research institute for social development 8

Published: 2005 United nations research institute for social development (UNRISD), Geneva (English

ISBN/ISSN: 92-9085-061-2/

Link: http://www.unrisd.org/80256B3C005BCCF9/httpNetITFramePDF?ReadForm&parentunid=344E133781A2FF4AC12570A70030A651&parentdoctype=paper&netitpath=80256B3C005BCCF9/(httpAuxPages)/344E133781A2FF4AC12570A70030A651/$file/OP8+pdf.pdf

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