2011
Publisher: 
ODI
Language:
English

Public works programmes in developing countries: reducing gendered disparities in economic opportunities?

This paper, prepared for the International Conference on Social Cohesion, Development, 20‐21 January 2011, Paris, France, analyses the extent to which public works programmes – a subset of social protection initiatives – can better promote gender equity in the rural economy. The paper draws on empirical research carried out in Ethiopia, India on two national flagship public works programmes.