ch. 1. After Beijing : uneven progress in an unequal world. Section 1. Macroeconomics, well-being and gender equality: ch. 2. Liberalization and deregulation : the route to gender equality? -- ch. 3. Liberalization, labour markets and women's gains : a mixed picture -- ch. 4. Consolidating women's gains : the need for a broader policy agenda. Section 2. Women, work and social policy: ch. 5. The feminization and informalization of labour -- ch. 6. The changing terms of rural living -- ch. 7. Cross-border migration of workers -- ch. 8. The search for a new social policy agenda. Section 3. Women in politics and public life: ch. 9. Women in public office : a rising tide -- ch. 10. Women mobilizing to reshape democracy -- ch. 11. Gender and "good governance" -- ch. 12. Decentralization and gender equality. Section 4. Gender, armed conflict and the search for peace: ch. 13. The impacts of conflict on women -- ch. 14. After conflict : women, peace building and development.