The Impact Of The Systemic Crisis On Women In Eastern Africa
Despite the widespread view that the Africa region is immune to the impacts of the global financial and economic crises because of its under-developed financial markets and ‘incomplete globalization’, there is now ample evidence of the crises’ large and differentiated impacts on African countries and the men and women within them.
This paper provides an overview of the varying gender impacts of the global financial and economic crises in the specific context of countries with different economic structures and levels of development. Economic structures such as commodity export-dependent models with a focus on mineral and oil-exporting, oil-importing, net food importing, and conflict and post-conflict countries in Southern, Eastern and Central Africa.
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