Upward reflections of top-down gendered institutions - a community development case study from Tonga

Singh-Peterson, Lila ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6095-9569 and Tano Moala, Temaleti and Hamani, Luhia Kanumi (Louna) (2020) Upward reflections of top-down gendered institutions - a community development case study from Tonga. In: Integrating Gender in Agricultural Development: Learnings from South Pacific Contexts. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, London, United Kingdom, pp. 91-104. ISBN 978-1-78973-056-2


Integrating gender equality objectives was one of the development objectives, along with economic development, food security and poverty/hardship alleviation of the featured rural community-based development project. In this case study, the rural development project was structured around women and men who were community leaders; those elected as town and village officers and those who held high positions in schools or within the government. In the first stage of the project, local committees were initiated by these leaders, which comprised equal numbers of women and men, to manage the project and facilitate training and skill development. Although there was much focus on creating the opportunity for women and men to equally contribute to leading and benefitting from the project, what was not considered was the gendered nature of the implementing partner institutions and the impact that would have on the project. By using gendered stakeholder analysis at two points in the project lifecycle, we take a closer look at the implementing organisations and view the turning over of power between actors on the project through a gender lens.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
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Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2022 05:57
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Uncontrolled Keywords: gendered institutions; sustainable rural development; gender equality; women's leadership; Tonga; Sustainable livelihoods
Fields of Research (2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1601 Anthropology > 160101 Anthropology of Development
16 Studies in Human Society > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169901 Gender Specific Studies
Fields of Research (2020): 45 INDIGENOUS STUDIES > 4518 Pacific Peoples society and community > 451806 Pacific Peoples community governance and decision making
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4405 Gender studies > 440599 Gender studies not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940115 Pacific Peoples Development and Welfare
C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9403 International Relations > 940302 International Aid and Development
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 21 INDIGENOUS > 2109 Pacific Peoples community services > 210902 Pacific Peoples development and wellbeing
23 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 2303 International relations > 230302 International aid and development
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-78973-055-520191009
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/46815

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