Integrating a gender perspective into transparency and accountability initiatives: three case studies

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10546/620371
Title:
Integrating a gender perspective into transparency and accountability initiatives: three case studies
Author(s):
Powell, Alice
Editor(s):
Sweetman, Caroline
Publisher(s):
Oxfam GB; Routledge
Journal:
Gender & Development
Publication date:
9-Nov-2017
Document link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10546/620371
DOI:
10.1080/13552074.2017.1379774
Document type:
Journal article
Language:
English
Description:
Natural resource wealth is not shared equally by all. While elites may capture the profits disproportionately in many contexts, marginalised social groups – including women – are less likely to experience the benefits of extraction, and are affected differently by virtue of their gendered roles in the economy and society. Women also tend to be less able to participate in decision-making forums relating to extractive questions. International transparency and accountability initiatives have been seeking to improve the management of natural resources through promoting citizen involvement and information disclosure in the extractive sector. Recently, some are also trying to incorporate gender issues into their work to ensure that women’s experiences and voices are not excluded from the transparency movement. This article draws on evidence from transparency and accountability initiatives to show how they have tried to do this, in a field which has long been perceived as gender-neutral. It highlights some of the key challenges faced by these initiatives, as well as lessons they have learned in their work. <p>This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis. For the full table of contents for this and previous issues of this journal, please visit the <a href="http://www.genderanddevelopment.org">Gender and Development</a> website.</p>
Pages:
18
Subject:
Gender; Natural resources
Keywords:
Governance; Natural resources; Gender; Transparency; Extractive sector; Gender and Development Journal; GaD
Country:
Myanmar; Sierra Leone; Tanzania; Zimbabwe
Status:
For public use – can be shared outside Oxfam
EISSN:
1364-9221
ISBN:
1355-2074
Appears in Collections:
Journal articles

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPowell, Aliceen
dc.contributor.editorSweetman, Carolineen
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-01T16:07:44Z-
dc.date.available2017-11-01T16:07:44Z-
dc.date.issued2017-11-09-
dc.identifier.isbn1355-2074-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13552074.2017.1379774-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/620371en
dc.descriptionNatural resource wealth is not shared equally by all. While elites may capture the profits disproportionately in many contexts, marginalised social groups – including women – are less likely to experience the benefits of extraction, and are affected differently by virtue of their gendered roles in the economy and society. Women also tend to be less able to participate in decision-making forums relating to extractive questions. International transparency and accountability initiatives have been seeking to improve the management of natural resources through promoting citizen involvement and information disclosure in the extractive sector. Recently, some are also trying to incorporate gender issues into their work to ensure that women’s experiences and voices are not excluded from the transparency movement. This article draws on evidence from transparency and accountability initiatives to show how they have tried to do this, in a field which has long been perceived as gender-neutral. It highlights some of the key challenges faced by these initiatives, as well as lessons they have learned in their work. <p>This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis. For the full table of contents for this and previous issues of this journal, please visit the <a href="http://www.genderanddevelopment.org">Gender and Development</a> website.</p>en
dc.format.extent18en
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/integrating-a-gender-perspective-into-transparency-and-accountability-initiativ-620371-
dc.subjectGenderen
dc.subjectNatural resourcesen
dc.titleIntegrating a gender perspective into transparency and accountability initiatives: three case studiesen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9221-
dc.identifier.journalGender & Developmenten
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.signoff.processSigned off by Caroline Sweetman, Gender & Development Editoren
oxfam.subject.countryMyanmaren
oxfam.subject.countrySierra Leoneen
oxfam.subject.countryTanzaniaen
oxfam.subject.countryZimbabween
oxfam.subject.keywordGovernance-
oxfam.subject.keywordNatural resources-
oxfam.subject.keywordGender-
oxfam.subject.keywordTransparency-
oxfam.subject.keywordExtractive sector-
oxfam.subject.keywordGender and Development Journal-
oxfam.subject.keywordGaD-
prism.issuenameNatural Resource Justiceen
prism.number3en
prism.volume25en
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