ERIC Number: ED215816
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Various Perspectives on Using Women's Organizations in Development Programming. Women in Development.
Hoskins, Marilyn W.
The Women in Development (WID) office of the Agency for International Development held a series of conferences and meetings inviting representatives from less developed countries, women's organizations, private voluntary organizations, and donor groups to discuss current activities and the future potential of women's organizations to implement projects, deliver services, and cooperate with poor women (the majority of the world's poor are women) in identifying, developing, and carrying out WID programs. Participants in these meetings supported the idea of working with women's organizations as one important WID programming approach. Conference proceedings, interviews, and additional literature review are used to present a synthesis in light of future donor programs. The first part of the report summarizes descriptions of expectations, activities and needs of users, of intermediaries, and of donor programming through women's groups and organizations. The second part explores ways the programming approach can be strengthened. An appendix reviews selected non-indigenous intermediaries representing six different organizational frameworks and strategies. (BRR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC. Office of Women in Development.