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116). Generally, environmental deterioration has been caused by the breakdown of community-based resource-management systems (in which women played a significant role), overstocking, and the clustering of animals around bore holes, which is a significant source of local desertification. The failure to involve herders in project design was a crucial factor behind this dismal outcome. Herder participation in the design, implementation, and assessment of livestock sector projects was marginal; the participation of women was nonexistent (Horowitz 1981).

Monitoring and evaluation and statistical divisions within each agency should establish a process for the systematic collection of gender-disaggregated data. Agencies should collaborate to ensure common methods, progress should be assessed on an on-going basis, and a relevant specialized agency should be requested to assist UN agencies in this task, with the UNCSTD Secretariat responsible for overseeing initiation and monitoring progress. Time frame: Policies to be reviewed and action taken on implementation by September 1996.

Time frame: Policies to be reviewed and action taken on implementation by September 1996. Recommendation 2 United Nations agencies should actively respond to policies calling for recruitment of professional women by establishing clear targets and timelines for recruitment of women into high-level professional posts with strategic importance for science and technology. There should be explicit proactive recruitment, retention, and re-entry programs with supporting policies for high-level professional women in TAKING ACTION -f 2I science and technology.

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