Gender and development

Course Code :2200PSWGDV
Study domain:Political Sciences
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:40
Credits:5
Study load (hours):140
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Nathalie Holvoet

3. Course contents *

Sessions I & II: 'gender' and 'development': introduction

A. Micro-perspective 

Sessions III & IV: gender, intra-household allocation and collective action

Session V: microfinance from a gender perspective

Session VI: land issues through a gender lens

Session VII (individual guidance session): the final part of the course consists of the writing of an individual (policy) paper (5000-6000 words, all inclusive). Each student is entitled to individual guidance, in written and/or oral (for a maximum 'drawing right' of about 6 hours).

Session VIII (conference): students present and discuss their paper during a final conference class. Students also have to critically discuss another student's paper during the conference class.

B. Macro-perspective 

Session IX: Rationale for engendering national institutions, poverty reduction strategies and changing aid modalities

Session X: gender-sensitivity of national and donor policies and processes : experiences to date

Session XI: moving forward - engendering national and donor policies and processes - introduction gender budgeting

Session XII: gender budgeting : principles, approaches, tools and limitations

Session XIII: application of gender budgeting in context of national and donor policies and processes