Naila Kabeer - Emiritus Fellow
Previously Naila Kabeer was a Professorial Fellow at IDS whilst working part-time as a Senior Research Fellow at DFID. She has been active in developing frameworks and methodologies for integrating gender concerns into policy and planning.
She is a social economist working on the social and economic interactions between households, communities and the wider economy. Areas of specialisation include: poverty, social exclusion and gender in relation to labour markets and livelihood strategies in the context of globalisation. Her main areas of research have been in South and South east Asia. She has been active in developing frameworks and methodologies for integrating gender concerns into policy and planning and has substantial experience of training and advisory work with governments, bilateral and multilateral agencies and NGOs. Currently engaged in research on social protection strategies and struggles for citizenship among workers in the informal economy.
Recently Naila has been working with the UN Division for the Advancement for Women (DAW) as the lead author on 'The World Survey on Women and Development, 2009'.
Organizing Women Workers in the Informal Economy
Women as a group have often been divided by a number of intersecting inequalities: class, race, ethnicity, caste. More details
Gender Equality and Economic Growth: Is there a Win-Win?IDS Working Paper 417 (2013)
To what extent does gender equality contribute to economic growth? And to what extent does the reverse relationship hold true? More details
Afghan Values or Women’s Rights? Gendered Narratives about Continuity and Change in Urban AfghanistanIDS Working Paper 387 (2012)
There is considerable debate about the extent to which gender equality and womens’ rights are universal values. This debate has been particularly heated in Afghanistan where the violation of women’s rights by the Taliban regime was one justification used by the US and its allies for their invasion of the country. More details
Does Paid Work Provide a Pathway to Women's Empowerment? Empirical Findings from BangladeshIDS Working Paper 375 (2011)
The debate about the relationship between paid work and women’s position within the family and society is a long standing one. More details
NGOs’ Strategies and the Challenge of Development and Democracy in BangladeshIDS Research Report of IDS Working Paper 343 (2011)
In recent years Bangladesh has achieved rising rates of growth and a slow but steady decline in poverty, it has made remarkable progress on the social front in terms of health and education. More details