Triangulating the Factors that Impact Success: Searching for Common Explanations of Policy Success
Despite the number of governmental and nongovernmental institutions that have utilized gender experts to inform policy, the interview data presented in Chapter 4 reveal several factors that limit the success of gender experts in public policy. Perhaps more importantly, the interview data reveal a number of limitations on the impact of gender experts due to several circumstances that inhibit success in the long term. As mentioned, gender experts asserted gender equality and gender mainstreaming must be implemented with long-term goals in mind in order to have an impact; however, policies and solutions typically only provided resources for short-term goals. Gender experts were able to name specific cases of their success, yet most seemed to falter when considering long-term impact. In fact, many were quite negative regarding the prospect of long-term success of gender expertise.
KeywordsGender Equality Civil Servant Public Support Global Theme Impact Success
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