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The adaptability of international development agencies: the response of the World Bank to women in development.
In: Women, international development, and politics: the bureaucratic mire. Updated and expanded edition, edited by Kathleen Staudt. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Temple University Press, 1997. 136-150.The following analysis will focus on four matters: first, a brief history of WID (women-in development) in the World Bank; an explanation of WID policy adoption based on the bank's professional and technical expertise and on its organizational structure; third, the bank's interaction with external actors, and fourth, internal strategies of change followed by change advocates. The data are derived from the author's interviews with the World Bank staff, internal memoranda and documents, and publications by and on the World Bank. (excerpt)