POE-362 Gender and Development

Worldwide, men and women play different economic roles. These differences are especially pronounced in poor countries, in which the division of labor is often determined in large part by gender. The project of international development, originating after WWII and the process of decolonization, was initially blind to the gendered nature of social and economic systems in poor countries, resulting in poorly crafted development interventions. This course considers the different ways that development interventions affect men and women, and traces gendered effects of development initiatives as the attitudes of development organizations have changed over time. Prerequisites: POE-120, POE-299, POE-360


3 credits


POE-120, POE-260, and POE-299 must be completed prior to registering for this course.