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Engendering Poverty Reduction Strategies in Rwanda Shirley Randell and Caroline Pinder.

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1 Engendering Poverty Reduction Strategies in Rwanda Shirley Randell and Caroline Pinder

2 The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs by 2015) 1Eradicate extreme poverty & hunger 2Achieve universal primary education 3Promote gender equality & empower women 4Reduce child mortality 5Improve maternal health 6Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria & other diseases 7Ensure environmental stability 8Develop a global partnership for development

3 MDG 3: Promote gender equality & empower women In the labour market In political institutions Gender equality has to be seen as part of the development & poverty reduction agenda. MDG 3 shows least progress.

4 Poverty Reduction Strategies (PRS) Provide the basis for assistance from the World Bank, IMF, and donors Also basis for awarding debt relief Should be: Country-driven, comprehensive in scope, partnership orientated, and participatory

5 MDGs (goals) PRSs (strategies) DonorsNational FundingGovts Devt MechanismsPlans Paris Declaration (processes)

6 The Paris Declaration (2005) Summarises principles & indicators of progress agreed by donor countries & developing country partners: Ownership Alignment Harmonisation Results Mutual accountability The PD is about process, not content

7 Paris Declaration & Gender Equality UNIFEM: the aid architecture should support Adequate financing for programmes that respond to womens needs Accountability systems to track contributions to gender equality Gender sensitive progress assessments, performance monitoring & indicators

8 Critical factors for inclusion of gender equality goals: Strengthen national capacity Sex-disaggregated data and targeted dissemination of information Gender-sensitive performance indicators Support civil societys accountability function

9 Some further reading United Nations: MDG Progress Report 2007: UNIFEM: Promoting Gender Equality in New Aid Modalities and Partnerships: D=80 World Bank Poverty Reduction Strategies Source Book: EXTPOVERTY/EXTPRS/0,,contentMDK:20175742~pag ePK:210058~piPK:210062~theSitePK:384201,00.html EXTPOVERTY/EXTPRS/0,,contentMDK:20175742~pag ePK:210058~piPK:210062~theSitePK:384201,00.html

10 Suggested discussion topics: 1 Should the focus be on gender equality or womens empowerment? Advantages/disadvantages of each approach? 2 What can National FUWs, as gender advocates, do to promote real commitment to gender equality in their governments PRS papers? And IFUW at international level? (ref Canadian FUW proposal)

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