Gender and pastoral economic growth in Ethiopia
A background note by Cathy Watson on Gender issues and pastoral economic growth and development in Ethiopia was commissioned by the Department for International Development (DfID) at the request of the Government of Ethiopia. The paper gives a brief overview of some key gender issues in pastoral development based on a livelihood analysis of pastoral women’s financial, human, social, natural and physical capital. It considers the opportunities and potential losses that pastoral women can experience in the process of commercialisation of livestock production and sedentarisation of pastoralists. Recommendations are made for development interventions related to both mobile pastoral women and sedentary ex-pastoral women.