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Submitted by Hassan on

Is a discussion of social inclusion a discussion that embraces and furthers a specific set of values? For example, if we orient a discussion around social inclusion we may implicitly be undermining the values of traditional societies that have a preference for male employment when jobs are scarce. According to the narrative above this may play a role in women's social exclusion, which is framed as undesirable. Unless colleagues at the Bank would indicate that they are neutral on social exclusion or view some instances as beneficial it would seem that the Bank is aiming to prefer one set of values over another. Is this the role of a governmental or an intergovernmental institution, which is even further removed from the affected population? Perhaps, but I am curious if this has been or is being discussed.

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