Thursday, 20 December 2007

WIDE publication: Gender mapping EU policy and decision-making

The new WIDE publication “Who decides – Gender mapping the European Union’s policy and decision-making in the areas of development, external relations and trade” written by Maria Karadenizli, provides an analysis of the role that the key EU institutions play in the definition of policy priorities in the areas of development, external relations and trade.

Aspects of development programmes in the countries of the South are closely examined as are the EU’s gender equality strategy in the area of development, the EU relations with ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States) countries under the Cotonou Agreement and the relations with the South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and India.

This research is aimed at constituting a reference work for people interested in the EU gender-trade-development nexus. It will give you more information on the EU’s increased focus on economic issues, migration and security at the expense of poverty eradication and social development objectives, one of which is gender equality.

The study is available at and a paper copy can be ordered from the WIDE website:

On the website you can also find a number of other WIDE’s latest publications, including their November 2007 newsletter ( and the brochure on the implications of EU-India trade negotiations for social justice (

Information provided by Mirko Dautovic, TRIALOG intern

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