- Political Science, Women’s Studies
Current Institutional Affiliation(s)
United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)
New York, NY, United States
Anne Marie Goetz is the Chief Advisor of Governance, Peace and Security at UNIFEM.
Prior to joining UNIFEM in 2005, she was a Professor of Political Science at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex where she was also a Senior Fellow at the research Institute of Developent Studies since 1991. She is a political scientist who has specialized in the study of gender and governance in development. She has researched the conditions under which marginalized social groups, including women can become more effective in advancing social change agendas once they occupy public office. Professor Goetz has also worked on pro-poor and gender-sensitive approaches to public sector reforms, anti-corruption initiatives, and decentralization, and has also studied means of supporting political liberalization and state-building in fragile states and post-conflict situations.
Professor Goetz is the author of five books on the subjects of gender and politics in developing countries, and on accountability reforms - the latest book, co-authored with Rob Jenkins, is Reinventing Accountability: Making Democracy Work for Human Development (Palgrave, 2005). Professor Goetz has engaged in a wide range of advisory work related to gender, democratization, and governance, including direct advisory work for developing country governments, for multilateral economic institutions and bilateral donors, and for NGOs.
Her other publications include:
- No Shortcuts to Power: African Women in Politics and Policy-Making, co-editor, Zed Books, (2003)
- Women Development Workers: Implementing Rural Credit Programmes in Bangladesh, Sage Publications, (2001)
- Bringing Citizen Voice and Client Focus into Service Delivery, co-authored, Institute of Development Studies (IDS) working paper 138 (2001)
- Contesting Global Governance, co-author, Cambridge University Press, (2000)
- 'Who Needs [Sex] When you can have [Gender]? Conflicting Discourses on Gender in Beijing', chapter in Jackson, Cecile and Ruth Pearson, eds., Feminist Visions of Development: Gender Analysis and Policy, Routledge, (1998)
- 'Managing Organisational Change: the 'Gendered' Organisation of Space and Time', chapter in Gender in Development Organisations, Carol Sweetman, ed., Oxfam, (1997)
- Getting Institutions Right for Women in Development, ed., Zed Books, (1997)
- Local Heros: Patterns of Field Worker Discretion in Implementing GAD Policy in Bangladesh, Institute of Development Studies (IDS) Discussion Papers (1996)
- The Politics of Integrating Gender to State Development Processes, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, (1995)
- Background Report on Gender Issues in Bangladesh (BRIDGE report), co-authored, Institute of Development Studies (IDS) Working Papers, (1994)
- Who Takes The Credit?, co-authored, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), (1994)