Women, International Development, and Politics: The Bureaucratic Mire

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6/The Adaptability of International Development Agencies: The Response of the World Bank to Women in Development

Nüket Kardam

The adaptability of organizations and their response to change have long been topics of concern to both academics and policy makers. By change I mean the conception, proposal, and adoption of new policy. 1 This chapter examines the adaptability of an international development agency, the World Bank, by exploring its response to women-in-development (WID) policy during the period of 1977-1987.

The research reveals that when the World Bank is part of a development activity in which different actors who are sensitive to WID issues participate, the likelihood of the consideration of women increases. So far, the World Bank has resisted a systematic adoption of WID policy, where WID is considered at all levels of agency activity (including policy negotiations with borrower governments, country and sector programs, and projects). This resistance can be explained by a combination of factors related to the World Bank's organizational ideology and structure. Strategies of change that have taken heed of the bank's particular characteristics promise to be more successful. Such strategies need to follow a dual path by working to adapt WID policy to the professional and technical frameworks of the staff, at the same time promoting close ties with management to wield influence. Indeed, these are the strategies that are followed by the current adviser on women in development in the bank. Their success is demonstrated in new resource allocations to the WID office and her position upgrade from adviser to division chief. 2

The following analysis will focus on four matters: first, a brief history

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