Gendered analysis of development induced displacement in the Global South: A systematic review
Tagesse Abo Melketo 1 * , Stefan Seiber 2 3 , Michelle Bonatti 3
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1 Department of Rural Development & Agricultural Extension, Wolaita Sodo University, Wolaita Sodo, ETHIOPIA2 Department of Agricultural Economics, Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY3 Sustainable Land Use in Developing Countries, Leibniz Center for Agricultural Landscape Research, Müncheberg, GERMANY* Corresponding Author


This comprehensive study on gender and development-induced relocation examines 98 papers from the collection. Between June and July 2022, a search of the academic literature was conducted using a set of preliminary key words. Mendeley Desktop 1.19 has been used to expedite this electronic search. In order to minimize bias in the identification, selection, synthesis, and summary of literature, the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analysis for protocols 2015 checklist is utilized in this study. Comparative case studies at the local project level, qualitative cross-sectional surveys, reviews, and mixed technique research are the most effective among a variety of studies carried out in various nations, even though there is no overt methodological bias. The main deprivations that displaced women suffer from more frequently than their male counterparts are a lack of access to land, housing, and employment; loss of access to public property; marginalization; a lack of capacity for making decisions; a lack of social cohesion; and unequal labor division. Because of internalized discrimination, women may find it more difficult to overcome these barriers. The authors of this study produce policy recommendations by carefully analyzing the empirical literature.


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Article Type: Review Article

EUR J SUSTAIN DEV RES, 2023, Volume 7, Issue 3, Article No: em0222

Publication date: 01 Jul 2023

Online publication date: 21 May 2023

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