Women in Global Politics notes9

Women in Global Politics notes9 - November 22nd, 2010...

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November 22 nd , 2010 Millennium Challenge Corporation: a branch of USAID to make development contingent upon a country’s own manifest agency - Give money to countries if they start following certain rules within development: 1. How country invests money, 2. How country protects its people, 3. How country governs - Want to see systems in place; not mandating them - Want structural adjustment - Set up economic and fiscal culture - The extent to which they have a human dimension: to what extent to they care for people provision for education, gender equity, childcare, infant mortality, access to healthcare - For country to be entitled, they have to meet a certain standard in these areas, not developed by the MCC, developed by outside experts (eg. Freedom International, World Bank, other non-US govt criteria) - Can apply for a threshold grant (interim) if they don’t meet the criteria until they can get to point where they have basic measures in place - No criteria for women’s interest/development now have gender assessment with interest in implication of these programs and how it will affect women (eg. Infrastructure expensive, requires huge machinery and exposing women to more risks- longer travel and danger) UNIFEM UNIFEM: about to release millennium development goals agreed upon by UN community; top-down approach to unity can’t have donors for particular states to countries that need it (White Man’s Burden) and drop money on them because of corrupt leaders - Implement “gender justice”: ensuring access to services (education, health and food, especially) - Glass ceiling vs. sticky floor: unskilled workers women are trapped because work in low jobs because only alternative is being poor and unfed - Increasing women’s voice important for UNIFEM and issue of violence against women women become empowered when they own land MICROFINANCE (Mohammad Yunus) - Bangladeshi economist and founder of the Grameen Bank - Muslim family - PhD in economics from Vanderbuild Uni - Professor of economics; developed the concepts of microcredit and microfinance - 2006: Yunus and Grameen received the Nobel Peace Prie for Peace - Founder of Grameen Bank
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2011 for the course IAFF 2190 taught by Professor Micheleclark during the Fall '10 term at GWU.

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