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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’.

Research

Project

Social Inequalities and the MDGs

Naila Kabeer, with regional experts, is preparing a report on social inequalities and the MDGs for the MDG Achievement Fund, a flagship initiative set up with a contribution by the Spanish Government to the UN system to speed up MDG achievement while pushing for increased UN system collaboration.

Project

Gender and Development in Vietnam

The main objective of this project was the production of a summary gender equity strategy relevant to the five-year planning for the next round of the World Bank's Poverty Reduction Strategy Credit (PRSC) and MDG reporting.

Publications

Naila Kabeer’s recent work

Cluster

Gender and Sexuality

IDS is well known for its progressive gender research, knowledge sharing and teaching, and for the central role it has played in the conceptual shift from a 'women in development' to a 'gender and development' focus, as well as for critically bringing sexuality and masculinities into gender...