The Importance of the Gender Dimension in the Finance and Economic Development Nexus

  • Maria S. Floro
Part of the International Papers in Political Economy Series book series (IPPE)


Using an open developing economy case, this chapter presents a conceptual framework for understanding the significant gender-related, equity and welfare implications of domestic and international resource mobilization. This conceptual framework builds upon the notion of economic development as a process of structural transformation and changes in production and distribution processes involving the two sectors of the real economy engaged in human provisioning namely, the market and non-market, domestic sectors. It highlights the role of gender, along with class, as an important analytical category; not only does it serve as a basis for fundamental division of labour in societies, but also for socially defining one’s role in economic life. Both class and gender are constitutive bases of power. The chapter also explores the interaction between the financial sector and the real sector in terms of the allocation of resources by governments in order to mobilize foreign savings vis-à-vis foreign investment. It serves to illustrate the underlying power structure of market liberalization policies and current dominant economic growth strategies.


Foreign Direct Investment Foreign Capital Financing Strategy Domestic Investment Financial Liberalization 
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