Understanding Gender and Development: Ethnographic Evidence from South and Central Asia
Elena Kim and Karina Standal explore the links between gender equality and international development in different parts of Asia.
The speakers present the results of their ethnographic fieldwork in Afghanistan, India, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan where they investigated everyday realities of communities affected by international development programmes. The discussion will centre on the following questions: “How does development actually impact poor women in Asia?” and “what can researchers do to inform development policies to ensure women’s participation in ways that are meaningful to them?"
Dr. Elena Kim is Assistant professor American University of Central Asia.
Karina Standal is PhD fellow Senter for Utvikling og Miljø, Universitetet i Oslo.