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Gender Studies

Gender Analysis for Development Policy and Planning


Drawing on feminist critiques of development, this course examines the production of unequal relations of gender, racialization and other forms of social stratification in the development process.  Its objective is to examine, evaluate and guide practitioners in the use of gender mainstreaming approaches, gender analysis models and gender planning tools. During this course, delegates will be exposed to a range of case studies and experienced practitioners in the field.  

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

Admission Term: 2019/2020 Semester I

What will I Learn?

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Analyse the production of unequal relations of gender in the development process, particularly in global labour markets, social reproduction, development interventions, economic and social policy, economic crisis and other areas
  • Analyse the global and regional context within which gender analysis emerged in development policy and planning;
  • Conduct gender analysis
  • Apply at least two key gender planning frameworks to the Caribbean context
  • Identify, assess, design and recommend ways to mainstream gender into policies
  • Critique existing policy documents and policies from a feminist perspective

Who Should do this Course

Individuals who meet the entry requirements for postgraduate level training, including practitioners interested in applying gender analysis and gender mainstreaming to development policy and planning; government agencies, NGOs and civil society groups. 

Important Information

  • Applicants must bring all required documentation to the Department of Management Studies, Graduate Section, for their application to be processed.
  • Individuals applying for postgraduate modules, whose native language is not English, must take tests,  to demonstrate English Language proficiency prior to registration, as identified in the Manual of Procedures re: Regulations for Graduate Diplomas and Degrees (Sec. 1, Para. 5).

At a Glance

  • Admissions Term: 2019/2020 Semester I
  • Date: Semester: 1 (September to December)
  • Time: TBA
  • Duration: 12 weeks (36 hours)
  • Certificate Awarded: Postgraduate Professional Development Certificate of Competence
  • Course Code: GEND6103
  • Capacity: 10
  • Cost: BDS $2,750 (US $1,375) {with assessment} ; BDS $2,340 (US $1,170) {without assessment}

The following topics will be addressed:
  • Gender and Development: Overview and Introduction
  • Deconstructing Development, Deconstructing Gender
  • Gender and the Global Economy Gender and the Economic Crisis
  • Feminist Critiques of Development Practice: NGOs, Microfinance
  • Gender Analysis Frameworks
  • Experiences from national policy-making and planning
  • Critiquing National Gender Policies and Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers
  • Notes from the Field: Gender Analysis in practice

For entry into this course, applicants must have at least an undergraduate degree, or five (5) years relevant work experience. Applicants may also be asked to provide an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae.

Seminar style discussions led by students, interactive lectures, in-class exercises, case analyses, guest presentations from practitioners in the field.

Tonya Haynes, PhD