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The United Nations Development Programme U.N.D.P. Gender and International Development Alexandra Anda October 10, 2006. An Overview. An Overview. Created in the 1960s UN Global Development Network Funds, plans & coordinates projects for development and technical assistance

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the united nations development programme u n d p

The United Nations Development ProgrammeU.N.D.P.

Gender and International Development

Alexandra Anda

October 10, 2006

an overview
An Overview

An Overview

  • Created in the 1960s
  • UN Global Development Network
  • Funds, plans & coordinates projects

for development and technical assistance

  • Headquarters in NYC
  • Offices in 166 countries
  • Operates with projects at the national, regional and international level
  • Chairs the UN Development Group
  • Created in the 1960s
  • UN Global Development Network
  • Funds, plans & coordinates projects

for development and technical assistance

  • Headquarters in NYC
  • Offices in 166 countries
  • Operates with projects at the national, regional and international level
  • Chairs the UN Development Group
an overview continued
An Overview Continued
  • Building strong partnerships:

- Bilateral partners

- Other United Nations agencies

- International Financing Institutions

- Private sector

- Foundations

- Civil society

  • Building strong partnerships:

- Bilateral partners

- Other United Nations agencies

- International Financing Institutions

- Private sector

- Foundations

- Civil society

the executive board
The Executive Board

In the Presidency:

  • H.E. Mr. Valeriy Kuchinsky (Ukraine)Ambassador Extraordinary and PlenipotentiaryPermanent Representative

Vice-Presidents:

  • Mr. Kazuo Sunaga (Japan)Minister (Economic Affairs)
  • H.E. Mr. Crispin Grey-Johnson (Gambia)Ambassador Extraordinary and PlenipotentiaryPermanent Representative
  • H.E. Mrs. Adiyatwidi Adiwoso Asmady (Indonesia)AmbassadorDeputy Permanent Representative
  • Mr. George W. Talbot (Guyana)First Secretary
what is development the goal is human freedom
What is Development?“The Goal is Human Freedom”
  • More than economic growth or GDP
  • Stresses on the need to

“create and environment in which people can develop their full potential and lead productive, creative lives in accord with their needs and interests.”

  • Concentrates on building human capabilities

“the range of things one can do or be in life.”

gender
Gender

“When development is not en-gendered,

it is en-dangered.”

  • 1976 -1977 WID project and programming guidelines integrated
  • 1987 Gender in Development Programme
  • 1992 officially shifted to GAD
  • WID specific and WID integrated activities
  • Today Women’s Empowerment
  • Close Partnership -UNIFEM- UN Development Fund for Women

- autonomous agency associated with UNDP

- provides gender expertise for all projects

gender mainstreaming
Gender Mainstreaming
  • 1997 UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

“a strategy for making women\'s as well as men’s concerns and experiences an integral dimension of...the policies and programmes in all political, economic and societal spheres so that women and men benefit equally and inequality is not perpetuated.”

gender mainstream in the six practice areas
Gender Mainstream in the Six Practice Areas:
  • Democratic Governance
  • Poverty Reduction
  • Crisis Prevention and Recovery
  • Energy and Environment
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • HIV/AIDS
gender mainstreaming areas
Gender Mainstreaming Areas
  • UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
  • Gender- sensitive Budget
  • Gender disaggregated data for:

- Training

- Planning

- Implementation

- Monitoring

- Evaluation

gender mainstreaming areas continued
Gender Mainstreaming Areas Continued
  • Human Development Report (HDR)

- launched in 1990

- looking at other aspects other than just income to evaluate people’s well-being

  • Human Development Index
  • Gender-related Development Index
  • Gender Empowerment Measure
resources
Resources
  • Global Knowledge Network

400 UN workers

  • Gender Programme Team
  • Thematic Trust Fund
  • UNIFEM
  • Tools and Publications (online)

- Gender Mainstreaming Manuals

gender work at undp results
Gender Work at UNDP: Results

The results-oriented annual reports (ROAR) for 2000 and 2001 show:

  • Countries reported gender specific programmes:

75 (2000) vs. 90 (2001).

  • Countries reported on gender across other goals:

Increase of 25% in 2001

  • Countries reported on joint UNDP/UNIFEM initiatives: 57%
  • 2001 global staff survey

- UNDP supports the advancement of women

- equal treatment for men and women

staff
Equal opportunity employer

Goal: 50/50 balance of men and women in the organization by 2010

More balance needed at senior level

The “Gender Expert Roster”

Staff
projects
Projects

Two Projects in Ecuador:

  • 1981- Integrated Rural Development-

- seeks women integration in socio-economic affairs

entry point: cottage industry

- potential for new jobs

- higher earnings than agriculture

- does not disrupt homemaking activities

  • 1997- Women’s Political Empowerment and Democratic Governance

- working with nation-wide women’s networks

- pushing for Quota Law 20% National Assembly

- shaping political agenda

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