Women and Structural Adjustment

Selected Case Studies Commissioned for a Commonwealth Group of Experts

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These case studies provide much needed information from selected Commonwealth countries which have implemented various types of stabilisation and structural adjustment package with differing degrees of success. They give useful insights into the recent developments and experiences of relevance. These are brought together in the final study which carries out a comparative review, focusing on the main issues raised earlier and pointing to the gaps which remain to be filled by future research.



Women and Structural Adjustment: The Sri Lanka Expereince

In 1977 Sri Lanka made major changes to its macro-economic policies in the direction of liberalising the economy and placing more reliance on market forces, and accelerating the rate of economic growth was given priority over welfare-oriented strategies. This approach was a marked deviation from the set of policies previously adopted.


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