What Makes a Gender Expert?

Focusing on women does not make one a gender specialist. According to Ritu Sharma, gender experts look at cultural issues and the dynamics between men and women. They also do not just possess expertise in gender and development but are also advocates of the concept, the Women Thrive Worldwide co-founder and president adds.

About the author

  • Oliver Subasinghe

    Oliver joined Devex in late 2008 as an international development correspondent and researcher. He previously served as a microfinance fellow for Kiva in Kenya and Uganda. During his tenure, he worked with Kiva’s field partners to improve their operations and governance. Oliver holds a master's in business from the College of William & Mary.