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    Setting the Stage: Global Trends in Gender and Demand Responsive Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene

    IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, 1997
    Drawn from the UNESCO Regional Workshop on Women's Participation in Water Management which took place in Pretoria, South Africa in November 1998, this paper explores the concept of gender in relation to sustainable water supply and sanitation (WSS) services.
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    Participatory Development and Gender: Articulating Concepts and Cases

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 1994
    Produced as part of OECD's research programme on The Human Factor in Development, this paper emphasises the importance of gender differentiation in participatory development. It initially explains why a gender perspective is necessary, arguing that it is imperative to identify ALL the social actors in the pre-project analysis of institutional mechanisms and social processes.
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    Issues in Urban and Rural Environments

    GreenCOM, 1996
    GreenCOM is the Environmental Education and Communication Project of USAID. This report provides an overview of the project, and how gender has been integrated into its work. Included are examples of projects in Africa, Jordan, Ecuador, Niger, Egypt, and El Salvador, highlighting the main gender-related findings.
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    Gender and Recycling: Qualitative Phase, Quito, Ecuador - Summary Report

    Environmental Education and Communication Project, 1996
    In 1993 the municipality of Quito, Ecuador initiated a pilot program in several areas of lower-middle and lower class neighbourhoods to encourage households to recycle their waste; however it has been found that recycling levels are still low, and are deteriorating over time.
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    Prevention is better than cure. Tackling cardiovascular disease in the Seychelles

    id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2001
    The Republic of Seychelles in the Indian Ocean has developed rapidly over the last 30 years, partly due to booming tourism. GDP per capita increased in real terms from $2927 in 1980 to $5731 in 1999. In that time, infectious diseases have been tamed and infant mortality has dropped from 50 to 10 per 1000 live births.
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    Tip Sheet on Globalisation and Equality Between Women and Men

    Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, 1998
    How do gender-differentiated effects of globalisation arise? These questions are answered in this 2-page Sida guideline. Whilst globalisation - defined as policies and trends associated with market liberalisation - is often assumed to have similar impacts on women and men, the effects in fact reinforce existing patterns of inequality between them.
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    Gender and Participation in Agricultural Development Planning: Key Issues from 10 Case Studies

    New Zealand Digital Library Project: Food and Agricultural Organisation module, 1998
    Planners throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America are increasingly called upon to engage in 'bottom-up', participatory planning that will benefit women as well as men. This paper tackles the question of how current agricultural planning procedures can be changed to make them more responsive to gender, that is, to the priorities of different groups of female and male farmers.
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    Tip Sheet on Waste Disposal and Equality between Women and Men

    Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, 1998
    How is equality between women and men relevant to waste disposal systems' Given that responsibilities and resources tend to differ amongst men and women, views regarding what is defined as waste, how it should be disposed and what time and funds should be allocated are also likely to differ markedly between the sexes.
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    Rethinking Participatory Empowerment, Gender and Development in a Global/Local World

    Centre for Developing-Area Studies, McGill University, 2000
    Presented at 'Development: the Need for Reflection' conference organised by the Centre for Developing Area Studies, McGill University, 20-23 September, 2000, this paper assesses the strengths and weaknesses of a development approach which emphasises participation and empowerment.
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    Construyendo capital social comunitario: una experiencia de empoderamiento rural en Guatemala

    Department for International Development, UK, 1999
    El documento presenta la experiencia de desarrollo de capital social realizada en el contexto de un proyecto de antipobreza PROZACHI con comunidades campesinas de Chiquimula, Guatemala.El término capital social hace referencia a las normas, instituciones y organizaciones que promueven la confianza y la cooperación entre las personas, en las comunidades y en la sociedad en su conjunto.

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