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Gender Equality: Informa lInstitutions and Development: What Do We Know and What Can We Do
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
2006 (English)In: Gender Equality, Paris: OECD Development centre , 2006, 76-82- p.Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Informal institutions — family and kinship structures, traditions, and social norms — not only matter for development, but they are often decisive factors in shaping policy outcomes in environments of weak states and poor governance structures. Based on concrete examples in the areas of gender equality, governance and private sector development, this book advocates a pragmatic way of dealing with informal institutions. Neither the "romantic preservationist" nor the "bulldozing moderniser" approach promises an adequate solution.  Incorporating informal institutions in development strategies — whether by taking advantage of them in their existing state, by seeking to optimise their impact or by providing incentives to change them — will be instrumental in improving development outcomes, including achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

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Paris: OECD Development centre , 2006. 76-82- p.
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Social Sciences
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Social Anthropology
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-85070OAI: diva2:582463
Informal Institutions and Development: What Do We Know and What Can We Do, December 2006 Paris: OECD Development Centre
Available from: 2013-01-04 Created: 2013-01-04

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