National Machineries for Women in Development: Experiences, Lessons and Strategies

Friday, February 1, 2002
Emma Bell with Bridget Byrne, Julie Koch Laier, Sally Baden, and Rachel Marcus, BRIDGE

This report includes salient points and recommendations from the BRIDGE 1996 report on National Machineries for Women (NWMS), Up-dated with more recent thinking, policy and practice. Also included are summaries of some best practice examples. The original report reviews the experience of national machineries for women in developing countries, drawing on case study material from African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries (including Belize, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Jamaica, Namibia, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Uganda and Zambia) as well as comparative material from Chile and the Philippines where national machineries are well-established.

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