Women and International Economic Development
Librarian: Cass Hartnett, Suzzallo-Allen Library
DefinitionsStructural Adjustment: "Introducing changes to a nation's economy, such as currency devaluation, promotion of exports, and cuts in public services and subsidies. These cuts are usually made in order to qualify for a loan from the IMF, especially for countries experiencing difficulties in servicing foreign debt." A Dictionary of Geography, Oxford University Press, 1997
International Monetary Fund: Click here
World Bank: Click here
Background SourcesWomen and Development (Duke Library)
Guide to EU information sources on the Internet These country-specific Europa publications are now available online through Factiva.
Economist Intelligence Unit (EUI.com)
Country Reports and Country Profiles cover economic conditions and political trends in 200 countries.
UW Libraries Reference
Tools: Countries, Cities and States
See particularly: Country Studies (courtesy of the United States Army), Country Commercial Reports, Human Rights Reports, EUI.com, the Perry-Castenada Map Collection.
Full text of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Include the encyclopedia, online magazine articles and a selection of web sites.
You might need this to understand some of your readings for this class.
Books, Research Articles and ReportsUW Libraries Catalog (books)
Web of Science (journal articles and book reviews)
Studies on Women and Gender Abstracts (books, abstracts of scholarly articles)
Scout Report Archives.
A good source for research studies by institutes, and organizational and government reports. Much of this research is done by scholars, but is not peer reviewed and most institutes have some political bias. Pay careful attention to authorship and credentials.
International Monetary Fund
Try searches on women and countryname. Look for country information, reports, statistics, and press releases.
Expanded Academic Index (magazine and scholarly articles)
(magazine and journal articles)
Alt-Press-Watch (magazines and newspapers)
Lexis-Nexis Academic (global news and more)
NewsBank InfoWeb (global news)
Need more databases? (Oh right, that's just what I need) Databases by Subject
Statistical SourcesWomen and Development: Statistics
Lexis-Nexis Statistical (statistics)
World Bank statistics on gender, development and poverty.
Talk to the Government Publications Librarians, Ground Floor Suzzallo Library. They will help you.
Karen refugee women involved with a spinning project for WEAVE, a women's empowerment organization. Near Chaing Mai, Thailand, 1998.
Used with permission. More about WEAVE.