Integrating ‘Gender’ in Research for Development

How you interpret the term can shape project achievements


K. Danielsen, F. Wong, M. Mukhopadhyay

If you are a scientist or project manager seeking to integrate gender approaches effectively in your projects, this resource can help you.

This publication analyses of how gender approaches were applied in three different CIMMYT projects in Africa and Asia. In particular, it examines the differing interpretations of “gender” by scientists, staff and participants and how each interpretation affected interventions, strategies and project outcomes. It also shows what happened as the understanding of gender and related concepts evolved over each project, why, and to what effect. And finally, it presents lessons to inform future gender-responsive, gender transformative research-for-development.