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I would like to acknowledge the tremendous contribution made by the African women with whom I have come into contact through the Eastern African Gender and Law Program. Their views and thoughts led to many of the ideas that evolved into this technical note. I have mainly relied on the country papers they have prepared, which were published by the World Bank in 1998, in describing the present situation in eastern Africa.

Comments are gratefully acknowledged on an earlier draft from the following Bank staff: Atieno Mboya Samandhari (consultant, Gender and Law), Elizabeth Adu (principal counsel, LEGAF), Michael Bamberger, senior gender specialist (PREM), Jean Rutabanzibwa-Ngaiza (consultant, AFTH4); Christine Pena (AFTH4), Nightingale Rukuba-Ngaiza (consultant, Gender and Law), Shem Migot-Adholla, principal land specialist (AFTAG). Comments are also acknowledged from Maisoun Badawi, Center for Strategic Initiatives for Women. Comments on this final draft are acknowledged from Andrew Dabalen (AFTH4) and Richard Messick (PRMPS). Victoria Kattambo, attorney, Kenya and Ms. Leslie Obiora, associate professor of law. University of Arizona provided detailed comments. I also thank Helen Giorghis Taddese for her patient support in assisting me in all my tasks.

I am grateful to James W. Adams (country director for Uganda and Tanzania), who has supported this program from its inception and provided me with the resources to work on this note; to Arvil Van Adams (sector manager, AFTH4) and Birger Fredriksen (regional director, AFTHD), for their guidance and support in the work on gender and law; to Karen Mason (director, gender sector board) for comments on the final draft; and to the gender sector board for opportunities to discuss the themes of this paper. I would like to express my deep appreciation for the detailed comments on the paper and constant encouragement from Ruth Kagia (sector manager, AFTH1).
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Title Annotation:Gender-Related Legal Reform and Access to Economic Resources in Eastern Africa
Author:Gopal, Gita
Publication:Gender-Related Legal Reform and Access to Economic Resources in Eastern Africa
Date:Aug 1, 1999
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