In the last decade, the way in which development is conceptualized and implemented has changed significantly, and so have the political contexts in which this implementation takes place. This has had implications on how gender equality and women's empowerment is being achieved. The publication reviews the current debates about development, as well as the background for this new aid architecture, and analyzes the international frameworks for financing for development and women rights, as well as governments´ commitments for resources. It also summarizes and analyzes all the contributions to the aid effectiveness agenda from a gender perspective.
The publication was written by Carmen de la Cruz and has been translated from Spanish into English.