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CHAPTER 20 - WOMEN AND DEVELOPMENT
I.
II.
III.
IV.

Introduction
Progress, 1996-2000
Prospects, 2001-2005
Conclusion
LIST OF TABLES

Table 20-1
Table 20-2
Table 20-3
Table 20-4

Employment Distribution By Gender Within Sectors, 1995 And 2000 Employment Distribution By Sector And Gender,1995 And 2000
Employment Distribution By Occupation And Gender, 1995 And 2000 R&D Personnel By Gender And Qualification, 1998

Chapter
Chapter

20

Women
and
Development

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20
I.

WOMEN AND DEVELOPMENT

INTRODUCTION

20.01 Women constitute an important pool of resource that can be mobilized to achieve the national development agenda. Through the continuous efforts of the Government in providing an enabling environment during the Seventh Plan period, women continued to participate in and contribute towards the social and economic development of the country.

20.02 During the Eighth Plan period, efforts will continue to be undertaken to enhance the role, position and status of women to ensure their participation as equal partners in national development. Women will be provided with the skills and knowledge to cope with the challenges of globalization and fulfil the needs of the knowledge-based economy.

II. PROGRESS, 1996-2000
20.03 During the Seventh Plan period, women continued to make significant contributions in various fields of national development through greater participation in the economy. This was made possible through the further operationalization of the National Policy for Women and its Plan of Action for the Advancement of Women, which included the implementation of gender-sensitive and awareness training programmes. In addition, the removal of legal and institutional constraints that inhibited the...