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By Smita Mishra Panda

The point of interest of the publication is on engendering governance associations in the direction of gender equality. This has received foreign money over the last few years, basically because of the loss of success within the wanted objectives of improvement, particularly when it comes to achieving gender equality and women's empowerment.

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Thus, without this ethical framework, the current debate on the instrumentalities of good governance in terms of participation, accountability, transparency and legitimacy is self-defeating. ). Engendering institutions of national governance implies ensuring that they are accountable to women as citizens. This would involve changing rules, procedures and priorities that exclude the participation of poor women and the incorporation of their interests in the development agenda; and mobilising and organising women’s voices in the civil society (Mukhopadhyay 2003: 52).

Women continue to remain marginalised in the market domain and their condition has further deteriorated in recent years even though reforms have contributed to growth in the economy of some developing countries. ADDRESSING THE GENDER GAP IN GOVERNANCE Welfare-oriented approaches in enhancing women’s development (WID or ‘women in development’) has come under severe criticism because it is confined to meeting practical needs (change in condition of women) and has little potential to address strategic needs (that have the potential to change the position of women) and bring about a substantial change in gender/power relations.

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