Author:Esther Hertzog


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Patrons of Women: Literacy Projects and Gender Development in Rural Nepal

By: Esther Hertzog

Price: $16.05

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Cambridge University Press: 2012

Seller ID: 101503

ISBN: 9789382264613

Condition: New

Assuming that women’s empowerment would accelerate the pace of social change in rural Nepal the World Bank urged the Nepali government to undertake a Gender Activities Project within an ongoing long-term water-engineering scheme. The author an anthropologist specializing in bureaucratic organizations and gender studies was hired to monitor the project. Analyzing her own experience as a practicing development expert she shows how the project intended to benefit women through teaching them literary and agricultural skills fails to provide them with any of the promised resources. Going beyond t... View more info