This annual series, published in cooperation with the Women and International Development Program at Michigan State University, uses a multi-disciplinary approach to explore women's experiences across a wide range of geographical areas, economic sectors, and social institutions. The articles presented in each volume synthesize a growing body of literature on key issues, suggest priorities for research, and propose changes in development policy and programming. Each volume is divided into three major sections. In the first, contributors distill and interpret research in review articles; in the second–a trend report–they provide original analyses of existing data sets; and in the final section, they analyze a specific research concern from varying perspectives.
Introduction -- Review Articles -- Agricultural Technology: Impact, Issues, and Action -- Health Technologies and Women of the Third World -- Trend Report -- Recent Developments in Women’s Education: Closer to a Better Social Order? -- Forum: Women and Politics -- Women and Development Agencies -- Women and the Law -- The Empowerment of Women