In 2009, the United Nations Development Fund for Women and the government of Spain launched the $65-million Fund for Gender Equality. Following the Fund over its first six years, I ask how different forms of gender expertise shape this multimillion-dollar grant programme. I find that bureaucratic pressure to prove ‘measureable’ impact and navigate the United Nations system led the Fund to replace early ‘feminist funding’ expertise with ‘development expertise’. My account underscores that expertise must be understood as dynamic and political, changing over time, and taking on new meaning even within a single institution.
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