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Book Chapter

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Originally published in:

Carchidi, V. “Development and Women’s Writings from Southern and Northern Africa.” The Feminization of Development Processes in Africa. Eds. Valentine Udoh James and James S. Etim. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1999. 215-28.

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Women have historically provided vision and leadership to African countries and are now being recognized as pivotal to the overall sustainable development of Africa. In many cases, however, this recognition has not resulted in the empowerment of African women, who still face great discrimination. This edited volume explores the contributions women have made to all phases of development—planning, design, construction, implementation, and operation—and the obstacles they have had to face. Besides analyzing the current situation and identifying trends, the contributors also make recommendations for policy reform and for future planning.


developmental economics



Date Posted: 15 December 2009