New Gender Machinery at the Local Level in Latin America

Tuesday, August 1, 2006
Alejandra Massolo
Central America
South America

Local governments in Latin America have not been characterized by their capacity to design their own public policies - beyond the service-delivery and infrastructure functions traditionally assigned to the local level – which do not leave much room for a holistic view of gender concerns. This working paper is part of the first phase of the project: Strengthening governance from a gender perspective and women's political participation at the local level in Latin America, and contains information, analysis and conclusions synthesized from various sources with the aim of providing a panoramic view of the status of the new gender machinery which has been established at the local level as a result of recent decentralization processes in the Latin American context.

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Nueva institucionalidad local de género en América Latina_Alejandra Massolo_August2006