Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication and the Millennium Development Goals: Promoting Women’s Capabilities and Participation, Gender & Development Discussion Paper Series, No 13, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

This publication is based on a keynote presentation by Professor Naila Kabeer, from the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex to the first session of UNESCAP’s Committee on Emerging Social Issues, Bangkok, 4 September 2003. The author discusses why gender analysis is relevant to all aspects of economic and the social development and more specifically to the core MDG of halving world poverty by 2015. Ms. Kabeer highlights a number of considerations that need to be explicitly integrated into gender-aware analyses and approaches to achieving the MDGs.

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