Journal Special Issue
Aid for Gender Equality and Development

This special issue of the Journal of International Development comprises a set of papers on the theme of aid and gender equality. While the topic of aid effectiveness has been examined in this journal and elsewhere, the focus on how well development assistance to countries and non-governmental organizations promotes gender equality and empowers women is relatively new.

This special issue is the first to marshal quantitative evidence and case studies on several themes: 

  1. macroanalyses of aid effectiveness and gender equality;
  2. the determinants of aid for gender equality and women’s empowerment; and
  3. gender issues related to aid for education, health, land administration, fragile states and climate finance.
Table of contents
  1. 1. Land Governance, Gender Equality and Development: Past Achievements and Remaining Challenges
    Helle Munk Ravnborg, Rachel Spichiger, Rikke Brandt Broegaard, Rasmus Hundsbæk Pedersen
  2. 2. Transitional Justice, Gender Programming, and the UNSCR 1325: African Context and the Case of Kenya
    Sirkku K. Hellsten
    More Working Paper | Transitional Justice and Aid
  3. 3. Gender Inequality, Female Leadership and Aid Allocation: A Panel Analysis of Aid for Education
    Linda Kleemann, Peter Nunnenkamp, Rainer Thiele
    More Working Paper | Gender Inequality, Female Leadership, and Aid Allocation
  4. 4. The Impact of the Sectoral Allocation of Foreign aid on Gender Inequality
    Lynda Pickbourn, Léonce Ndikumana
    More Working Paper | Impact of Sectoral Allocation of Foreign Aid on Gender equity and Human Development
  5. 5. Aid for Gender Equality and Development: Lessons and Challenges
    Caren Grown, Tony Addison, Finn Tarp
    More Blog | Aid and gender – making foreign aid count
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