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Jane Carter, September 2014 0
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Post 2015: What the SDGs have to say on gender

The planning, drafting and “word-smithing” of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals must have occupied vast amounts of time of many, many people – and for someone largely outside the process, it is quite a mind-boggling one. I write “largely” as in truth I have had the opportunity to contribute in a very small way to

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Jane Carter, September 2014 0
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Developing a policy: Getting everyone on board

When I took up my current post, one of the first things asked of me was to facilitate the development of a policy on gender and social equity for our newly merged organisation. Clearly this needed to build on the experience of the “parent” organisations Helvetas and Intercooperation, but it also had to bring some

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Jane Carter, September 2014 0
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The Gender Inequality Index and thoughts on our work in Afghanistan

The UNDP’s Human Development Report 2014 came out – somewhat later than usual – in July this year. Its topic of vulnerability and “a widespread sense of precariousness in the world today” certainly strikes a chord given daily depressing news from the Middle East and elsewhere. Few, either, would contest the assertion on the first

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Jane Carter, August 2014 0
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Social equity: what it means to our organisation

Promoting “social equity”, at least in a development context, is often assumed to be essentially about reducing economic disparities – the gap between rich and poor. As an organisation we indeed seek to work with people who are economically poor. This includes avoiding situations in which support to slightly wealthier individuals might provide the means

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