Gendered Perspectives on International Development (GPID) Working Papers publish scholarly work on global social, political, and economic change and its gendered effects in developing nations.
GPID aims to promote research that contributes to gendered analysis of social change; to highlight the effects of international development policy and globalization on gender roles and relations; and to encourage new approaches to international development policy and programming. Our previous series, WID Working Papers (1981-2008), was among the first scholarly publications dedicated to promoting research on links between international development and women's and gender issues.
GPID Working Papers are article-length manuscripts (9000-word max) by scholars from a broad range of disciplines, disseminating materials at a late stage of formulation that contribute new understandings of gendered roles and relations amidst economic, social, and political change. Individual papers in the series address a range of topics, such as gender, violence, and human rights; gender and agriculture; reproductive health and healthcare; gender and social movements; masculinities and development; and the gendered division of labor.
We invite you to submit your manuscript for review. We particularly encourage manuscripts that bridge the gap between research, policy, and practice. Previously published Papers in the series can be viewed below. If you are interested in submitting a manuscript to the GPID Publication Series, please contact Kelly Birch Maginot, GPID Managing Editor, 206 International Center, 427 N Shaw Ln, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1035, USA. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at (517) 353-5040, fax (517) 432-4845, or email .
PDF versions of GPID Working Papers are available by clicking on the Working Paper's number. PDFs open in a new tab or window. If downloadable PDF copyright for a certain paper is not available (as is the case for some pre-2000 Papers), please email us at with the information of the Working Paper that you are interested in and we will email you an electronic copy of the Paper in question. We can also mail free hard copies of Papers upon request, if you provide us with your mailing address.
In addition to these article-length manuscripts, GenCen also hosts the GPID Forum series. An outline of the series can be found at the bottom of this page and features short reports that describe research projects and development programs, and reviews current policy issues. To request a copy of any of the listed reports, please send an email to .
WP109: Wennergren, E. Boyd and Morris D. Whitaker. "An Overview of Women's Roles and USAID Programs in Bangladesh." 18pp. 1986
WP108: Wipper, Audrey. "Riot and Rebellion Among African Women: Three Examples of Women's Political Clout." 48pp. 1985
WP104: Rakowski, Cathy A. "Women in Nontraditional Industry: The Case of Steel in Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela." 23pp. 1985
WP103: Potter, Sulamith Heins. "Birth Planning in Rural China: A Cultural Account." 25pp. 1985
WP102: Longwe, Sara Hlupekile. "Legalized Discrimination Against Women in Zambia." 19pp. 1985
XXVII Berry, Nicole Incorporating Cultural Diversity into Health Systems: An Example of Midwives Teaching Midwives 9pp. 2005
XXVI Ufomata, Titi Traditional Survival Strategies: Story of the Female Husband 15pp. 2001
XXV Colverson, Kathleen Earl Women's Recommendations for Agricultural Programming: A Participatory Study of Honduras 17pp. 1999
XXIV Picard, Mary Gender Issues in Donor-Funded Democracy Programs 24pp. 1997
XXIII Lockert, Lucia Grass-Roots Feminist Organizations in Lima, Peru 17pp. 1993
XXII Azikiwe, Uche Barriers to Effective Integration of Nigerian Rural Women in Development 20pp. 1990
XXI Azikiwe, Uche Appropriate Technology for National Development: A Case for Rural Women in Nigeria 11pp. 1990
XX Lindsey, Linda L. The Health Status of Afghan Refugees: Focus on Women 10pp. 1990
XIX Behar, Ruth The Wrath of a Woman: A Mexican Life History 11pp. 1990
XVIII Longwe, Sara Hlupekile Toward a Strategy for Increasing Women's Participation in Economic Development 10pp. 1990
XVII Maurer, Bill Symbolic Sexuality and Economic Work: The Meanings ofGender and Eroticism in Dominica, West Indies 11pp. 1990
XVI Wolff, James, Sylvia and Ben Hanafi To Integrate or Not to Integrate: Is That the Question? The Francophone Experience in Integrating Family Planning with Maternal and Child Health 10pp. 1990
XV Kerns, Roshni Rustomji The Reconstruction of Tradition: Women in Anita Desai's Novels 14pp. 1989
XIV Heise, Lori Crimes of Gender 16pp. 1989
XIII Kannappan, Subbiah Salaam Bombay, Salaam Sugao 11pp. 1989
XII Gugler, Josef Women Stay on the Farm No More: Changing Patterns of Rural-Urban Migration in Subsaharan Africa 10pp. 1989
XI Weismantel, Mary J. Unwillingly Given, Ungratefully Received: An Ethnography of the "Leche Avena" Program in Zumbagua Parish, Cotopaxi Province, Ecuador 6pp. 1987
X Texler Segal, Marcia Land and Labor: A Comparison of Female- and Male-Headed Households in Malawi's Small-holder Sector 23pp. 1986
IX Myers, Robert A. Female and Male Perceptions of Female Genital Operations in Six Southern Nigerian Ethnic Groups 22pp. 1986
VIII Dasgupta, Shamita Das "All That Glitters ...: An Assessment of Feminist Consciousness in Hindi Films 12pp. 1986
VII Due, Jean M. and Marcia White Female-Headed Farm Households in Zambia: Further Evidence of Poverty 10pp. 1986
VI Smith, Karl A. The Role of the International Development Research Centre in Canada's International Health Activities 9pp. 1986
V Gallin, Rita S., Patricia Whittier, and Margaret A. Graham Research and Policy: An Analysis of the Working Papers on Women in International Development 16pp. 1985
IV Bald, Suresht P. Integrating Women in U.S. Funded Activities: A Case Study of Rural Public Health in India 9pp. 1985
III Mulhern, Chieko Japanese TV Drama By, For, and About Women 6pp. 1985
II Tinker, Anne G. U.S.A.I.D.'s Health Sector Strategy 6pp. 1984
I Frankel, Daniel G. and Dorit Roer-Bornstein Modernization: A Case Study of the Interaction of Setting, Custom, and Ideology 5pp. 1984
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