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dc.contributor.authorCombaz, Émilie
dc.identifier.citationCombaz, É. (2018). Effectiveness of Donor Support to Women in Formal Political Leadership. K4D Executive Summary. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.en
dc.description.abstractPressures to increase the number of women in formal politics have started to bear fruit over the past 20 years. This has led to a greater presence of women in elected, appointed, and recruited positions in public bodies, and (to a lesser extent) to their rise to senior positions in these settings. This executive summary summarises a rapid review which synthesises key findings on the role of donors in supporting women in formal political leadership to be effective once appointed. It is based on evidence selected through a rapid, nonsystematic literature review. Findings and recommendations included in this report should therefore be understood in the context of these limitations. Further, rigorous evidence is scarce and patchy on the support that external aid actors have provided women leaders in low- and middle- income countries. The evidence base offers no comparative rankings on which types of interventions, and which specific interventions, have been more effective. Overall, evidence shows that the most frequent aid interventions have had mixed effectiveness, although on balance outcomes and results seem to be positive.en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesK4D Executive Summary;
dc.rightsThis report was prepared for the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) and its partners in support of pro-poor programmes. It is licensed for non-commercial purposes only. K4D cannot be held responsible for errors or any consequences arising from the use of information contained in this report. Any views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of DFID, K4D or any other contributing organisation. © DFID - Crown copyright 2018.en
dc.subjectPolitics and Poweren
dc.titleEffectiveness of Donor Support to Women in Formal Political Leadership – Executive Summaryen
dc.rights.holderDFID – Crown Copyrighten
rioxxterms.funderDepartment for International Development, UK Governmenten

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