BRIDGE Report 55: Gender and Development Concepts and Definitions

Author: S. Baden, H. Reeves
Publisher: Institute of Development Studies UK
Publication Date: Feb 2000
What do people mean when they talk about 'culture'? What is the difference between equality and equity? What is 'gender mainstreaming'? This report provides concise and accessible definitions of some of the main ideas in gender and development and their implications for policy and practice. For each concept the report provides a quick definition and a detailed explanation including key quotations, related concepts, frameworks, approaches and further reading. Definitions include gender analysis, division of labour, gender planning, patriarchy, sex and gender, WID/GAD and Women's Empowerment.