|About the Book|
This book is the result of research commissioned by the World Bank. Its primary focus is on incorporating men in gender and development interventions at the grassroots level. It begins by identifying the rationale for the study of, and key issues surrounding, men and masculinities in gender and development. It draws attention to some of the key problems that have arisen from male exclusion, as well as to the potential benefits of and obstacles to men s inclusion. The book then moves on to explore how far men in development has been a feature in the practices of development organizations. Drawing on consultation with over 30 NGOs in the UK and USA, current in-house approaches to gender and development are reviewed, and the authors explore the extent to which men are actively engaged at the policy-making, operational, and grassroots levels. The book concludes with suggestions on the ways in which gender and development policy might realistically move towards a more gender-balanced, male-inclusive approach.