Naila Kabeer is Professor of Gender and International Development at the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics. Her research focus has been on gender, poverty, livelihoods and labour markets, social protection and collective action. She is a member of the International Association For Feminist Economists and is on the editorial board of Feminist Economics as well as Development and Change and Gender and Development. She had over 30 years of experience in research, training and advisory work. Relevant publications to her presentation to the 35th Annual SASE Meeting include Material barriers, cultural boundaries: A mixed-methods analysis of gender and labour market segmentation in Bangladesh; Women’s access to market opportunities in South Asia and the Middle East&North Africa: constraints, opportunities and policy challenges; ‘Paradigm shift or business as usual: workers’ perspectives on multi-stakeholder initiatives in Bangladesh’ in Development and Change; and Organizing women in the informal economy: beyond the weapons of the weak (Zed Press, 2013).