Empowerment and development planning: a forced South Asian marriage?

Abstract

This paper examines what happens when a concept that originates in a critique of current power arrangements as well as development processes and calls for a bottom up approach is adopted by top-down development planning. Questioning the extent to which it is possible to harmonise empowerment as conceptualized by feminists with the concerns of development planning, it asks whether inserting empowerment into policy planning is not some ways a ‘forced marriage’ with attendant problems.

Citation

20 pp.

Empowerment and development planning: a forced South Asian marriage?

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