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Development Theory and Practice-Insights Emerging from Women s Experience

Development Theory and Practice Insights Emerging from Women's Experience Devaki Jain AS those engaged in research on, and action with, women collate, their information and experience, they find that theories and strategies of development so far on the anvil are inconsistent with their findings. These findings relate to the characteristics of the economy and its operation as they observe it, the management of change, the possibility as well as the constraints, apart from the priorities that women lay out as the substance of development, namely, the satisfac' tion of the basic needs of food, health and education; of equity within the society. From their findings, they are able to construct specific plans, underlined with theory, and policy; with institutions and method which would not only bring the kind of economy and hopefully polity that would safeguard women's interest, but the interest of all

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