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Adopting, manipulating, transforming: tactics used by gender practitioners in South African NGOs to translate international gender policies into local practice

Mannell, J; (2014) Adopting, manipulating, transforming: tactics used by gender practitioners in South African NGOs to translate international gender policies into local practice. Health Place , 30 pp. 4-12. 10.1016/j.healthplace.2014.07.010. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper looks at what is lost and gained through the process of translating international policy from a global to a local space. It does this by sharing results from a multisite ethnographic study of gender practices in foreign-funded South African health organisations. This study identifies a number of tactics used by practitioners to deal with the funding constraints and unique knowledge systems that characterise local spaces, including: using policy to appeal to donors; merging gender with better resourced programmes; and redirecting funding allocations. These tactics point to how practitioners are adopting, manipulating and transforming international policies in order to suit their everyday working realities.

Type: Article
Title: Adopting, manipulating, transforming: tactics used by gender practitioners in South African NGOs to translate international gender policies into local practice
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2014.07.010
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2014.07.01...
Language: English
Keywords: De Certeau, Gender inequality, Non-governmental organisations, Policy translation, Strategies and tactics
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1470738
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