Latin American Knowledge Networking Program on Gender, Macroeconomics and International Economics

This project aims to strengthen the capacity of Latin American researchers, academics, policymakers and practitioners to mainstream gender in macroeconomic policies and programs. The project will consist of three elements: a self-study module that introduces participants to gender-aware approaches to macroeconomics and international economics; a two-week intensive course that delves deeper into the gender issues arising from the macroeconomic policies that are most pertinent to Latin America; and a policy conference that brings together lead scholars, policymakers, researchers, practitioners and donors to discuss key macroeconomic issues in the region and promote awareness of the need to integrate gender into macroeconomic policy. The course will consolidate existing Spanish literature on macroeconomics and gender into a compendium of teaching materials, and facilitate the translation of key feminist economic methodologies and literature into Spanish. The project is expected to lead to a number of research proposals that address important policy issues in the region.

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Start Date

Thursday, March 30, 2006

End Date

Monday, August 20, 2007


12 months

IDRC Officer

Melesse, Martha

Total funding

CA$ 147,000


South America, North and Central America, West Indies


Employment and Growth

Project Leader

Dr. María Elena Cardero


Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

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