Rewarding projects that are geared towards issues more relevant to males. In addition, women are less likely to be informed about such projects, preventing women from addressing this disparity.
The following questions about how CDFs play into representation – a focal role of legislators – highlight what effect CDFs can have on other dimensions of parliament.
In advancing the development goals of a particular constituency, there is a contradiction between a legislator’s party and personal constituency.
Do CDFs hinder programmatic political parties and their ability to push public policy/goods given that both CDFs and parties may be pursuing the same or similar development objectives?
The legislator’s performance in the use of their CDF allocation becomes a measure of effectiveness of that legislator. Do CDFs undermine the legislator’s national policymaking role or focus when high performance requires significant attention paid to one constituency?
Is the perception that CDFs are a measure or indicator of legislators’ representational efforts accurate? Do other indicators provide equal or better measures?
Are CDFs a legislative incursion on the executive role?