Looking Back at the South Commission


Devaki Jain, 27 February 2016, EPW 

Gendering the Macro-economic Sky


Paper presented at the UN ESCAP High-level Intergovernmental Meeting to Review Regional Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action and Its Regional and Global Outcomes, 16-18 November 2009, Bangkok

"We need to shift our language -- from gender equality and other terminologies and objectives such as Millennium Development Goals - towards ensuring securities: food, livelihood and water security for women. This should be the responsibility of the State. States are now all geared to ensure security against terror attacks, but it is these 'peace goods' that women want and should have, if there is seriousness in the States' commitments to ensure 'inclusive growth'."

Non-alignment in 2009?


In: Mint, July 2009

The Non-Aligned Movement, instead of being a Cold War spectre, has resonance during this economic crisis.

The Economic South : Economic Wars or Economic Peace?


In: Mainstream, Vol XLVI No 6, January 26, 2008

The NAM Summit, Trade And Women


South Bulletin - 131, 15 September 2006

The 14th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) conference, bringing together 118 developing nations together in Havana, Cuba from 11 September, holds its two-day Summit (15-16 September) with over 50 heads of state or government expected. Revitalising the movement will be a continuing focus, with its attendant emphasis on promoting South-South trade. In this article, Devaki Jain, a Former Member of the South Commission, calls on the Movement to give greater visibility to the role of women in trade.

For Whom the Bell Tolls - Democracy and Development in South Asia

Cambridge Review of International Affairs (Taylor and Francis), 2002

Vision for a Better World: From Economic Crisis to Equality


by Devaki Jain and Diane Elson, in Collaboration with the Casablanca Dreamers; Paper presented fifty-fourth Commission on the Status of Women in New York (UNDP)

"While the last 15 years have witnessed the fulfilment, in some countries, for some women, of some of the provisions of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA), it has been in a context of widening inequality, between countries, between social classes, between women. Globalization has brought rapid growth of GDP to some developing countries and prosperity to many people but not to the majority; it has exacerbated the challenges of feeding the world, of obtaining clean water leading to an increasing burden for women in fetching and accessing water, to energy shortages, and to climate change and ecological disasters. The financial crisis of 2008/9 provided a new opportunity for rethinking social and economic policies in all countries, for creating ideas of development that would be redistributive, inclusive, environmentally sustainable and socially just for everyone. This paper is a contribution to such thinking."

Close Encounters of Another Kind: Building Regional Economic Cooperation On Women's Advice and Leadership

Presented at the Seminar on the relevance of mainstreaming the concerns of women in bank activities, Asian Development