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Tara Cookson

Title Gates Cambridge Scholar
Organization University of Cambridge

Tara Cookson is a Gates Scholar and doctoral student at the University of Cambridge, where she researches the gendered impacts of current social policy initiatives in Latin America. She has worked for non-governmental organizations focusing on women’s rights and improvement of living conditions in both Latin America and Canada.

Posts By Tara Cookson

The Uneven Politics of Development

The MDGs constitute an important framework that emphasizes things like maternal health, gender equality and universal education as imperative to development. In other words, they highlight the link between people and development, and the importance of maintaining a focus that is not solely on the economic.

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