This module is designed to prompt a discussion on the connections between gender and development, its theory, policy and practice. Students will explore the entanglements of gender (regimes) and various aspects of social change, and learn how to use a critical theoretical approach to analyze contemporary processes of development. They will increase their understanding of the different configurations of inequality and how they impact projects’ effectiveness and outcomes.
Through a combination of lectures, exercises, group discussions and written assignments, students will be equipped with tools for gender analysis and integration of gender equality concerns and principles into programmes and operations. They will learn about project management, public policy, gender mainstreaming, issue and community based advocacy, and gender responsive budgeting. The course will be conducted in a highly participatory environment.