Agreement on Trade in Services. She is co-editor, with Lourdes Benería, of the Gender and Development Reader Vols. I & II (Edward Elgar, 2001), and co-author of Women’s Empowerment Revisited with Diane Elson (UNIFEM, 1999). Her article, “Poverty and Gender: An Analysis for Action,” written with Lourdes Benería, appears in The Globalization Reader (F.J.Lechner and J.Boli editors, Blackwell, 1999). Dr. Bisnath has worked with several United Nations agencies as well as philanthropic and nongovernmental organizations. She holds a doctoral degree from Cornell University and a B.A. in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. She was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, and currently resides in Switzerland, where she works for an international philanthropic organization.