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Institutionalising gender equality
by Caren Levy
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This paper by Levy, raises a critical question of concern: how to institutionalise or sustain change related to new perspectives in the practices of governments and other organisations involved in the development process. Doing so, it zooms in on the institutionalisation of a gender perspective in development policy, planning and practice.

It proposes that the conditions under which gender can be institutionalised, are represented by at least thirteen elements. Each element represents a site of power. Gender relations and their intersection with other social relations, are located at a variety of different “sites of power” in any particular institutional context and its organisational landscape. A ToC addressing gender changes can be inspired on these different “sites of power”.

Related is this post, which applies Levy’s institutionalisation framework on institutionalising ToC thinking within the development organisation Hivos.