Online course on Gender & Eval pilot!

Institute of Social Studies Trust (India) with Support of Ford Foundation piloted the first #Gender and #Evaluation online course in India (29th Jan to 2nd Feb 2018) Online course launching soon. This is for Indian citizens. It was wonderful to work together on this course! Photo courtesy:  Rajib Nandi

New Book - Gender, Power and Knowledge for Development

*Apologies for cross-posting*
Hello everyone,
I wanted to share information about my new book, Gender, Power and Knowledge for Development:
Knowledge-for-development is under-theorised and under-researched within development studies, but as a set of policy objectives it is thriving within development practice. Donors and other agencies are striving to improve the flow of information within and between decision-makers and so-called ‘poor and marginalized groups’ in order to promote economic and social development, including the empowerment of women. Gender, Power and Knowledge for Development questions the assumptions and practice of the knowledge-for-development industry.
"A brave intervention in the sadly under-theorized arena of knowledge diffusion in international development! Debunking myths about the 'Southern Women’s NGO' as an agent for diffusing (disembedded) information for development, Narayanaswamy underscores how intersectional power shapes the movement and work of knowledge. The book calls for facilitating agency through listening in dialogic context-sensitive conversations." - Richa Nagar, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, USA
"In this important book, Lata Narayanaswamy offers a hugely impressive analysis of gender, power and knowledge in international development. This exceptionally well written book critically explodes some of the comfortable assumptions made about promoting Southern voices, translating material, working with the ‘grassroots’ and ensuring user-friendly ICT access for facilitating improved development outcomes." - Emma Mawdsley, Reader in Human Geography, University of Cambridge, UK
I am also attaching a flyer with discounted pricing information for print and e-books (the e-book is currently discounted to under £25 on the link above). Please feel free to share with interested colleagues/networks.    
Best wishes,





Dr. Lata Narayanaswamy

Lecturer in International Development

Politics and International Studies (POLIS)

13.38 Social Sciences Building

University of Leeds


+44 (0) 113 3434507


*Recently Published*

 2017, Gender, Power and Knowledge for Development, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 

2016, edited with R. Hayman, S. King and T. Kontinen, Negotiating Knowledge: Evidence and Experience in Development NGOs, Rugby: Practical Action Publishing.  

 2016, ‘Whose feminism counts? Gender(ed) knowledge and professionalisation in development’, Third World Quarterly

 2015, ‘If only they knew better: strengthening knowledge systems for social development?’, Special Issue: Meeting Emerging Global Policy Challenges: Positioning Social Policy Between Development and Growth?, Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy, 31:2, 174-191.


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Thanks for sharing Lata! 


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