Global Resources

Welcome to the Global Resources Database. This library contains over 3,000 specially selected gender documents picked from over 1,500 sources. It covers longstanding concerns and debates as well as emerging issues. It provides access to research, reports and policy documents, as well as records of good practice, lessons learnt and case studies, amongst other things. Each resource has been summarised providing a brief overview, key findings and recommendations, to help you save time deciding which resources you really want to read.

The database is added to monthly with the latest resources on a particular theme and/or region. We often pick a theme which is particularly relevant, for example, linking in with the theme of a key international gender event or campaign. However some months we like to showcase work from a region or on a theme that is underrepresented to provide space for more marginalised issue and further add to the diversity of our database.

We also strive to make resources available in languages other than English. A number of resources are available in French and Spanish, as well as other languages within the database.

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Global Resources (406 documents found)
Author: Dr. B. Njobe, African Development Bank , Oct 2015
Women constitute a majority in Africa’s agricultural sector, and are estimated to produce between 60-80% of the continents food. Yet women remain an untapped opportunity due to their disproportionate lack of access to finance, services,... Find out more
Authors: J. Twyman, M. Green, Q. Bernier, Climate Change Agriculture Food Security, Jan 2014
This paper presents the initial data analyses of the CCAFS gender survey implemented in four sites in Africa. Using descriptive statistics, it shows gender differences in terms of perceptions of climate change, awareness and adoption of... Find out more
Authors: E. Kiptot, S. Franzel, World Agroforestry Centre , Jan 2011
This paper presents the findings of a review undertaken on gender and the adoption of agroforestry in Africa. The concept of gender as used in this paper is not about women, but rather as an organising principle in society, which is used... Find out more
Authors: Dr. B. Njobe, S. Kaaria, African Development Bank Group, Jan 2015
African women play a central role in the continent’s agricultural sector, representing around 50% of the labour on farms in sub-Saharan Africa, and producing between 60% and 80% of the continent’s food. However, this comes despite women... Find out more
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research , Jan 2012
This workshop report by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research’s (CGIAR) Gender and Agriculture Research Network identifies opportunities for cross programme collaboration to enhance CGIAR’s contribution to reducing... Find out more
Authors: T. Ngozi Akosa, A. Oluyide, Centre for 21st Century Issues, Jan 2010
What are the gender implications of poverty, unemployment and the absence of basic infrastructure in the face of climate change, and what should governments be doing to improve the situation? This paper considers the case of Oko Agbon, a... Find out more
Author: G. Karlsson (ed), ENERGIA: International Network on Gender & Sustainable Energy, Jan 2007
In the introduction to this publication, ENERGIA policy advisor and editor of this pubication Gail Karlsson writes, “In many developing countries, especially in the poorest areas, most energy currently comes from traditional biomass fuels... Find out more
Authors: F. Hansford, A. Olufolakemi, K. Pittore, Institute of Development Studies UK, May 2014
This summary provides an overview of how gender inequality impacts maternal and child nutrition in Northern Nigeria. The research had two main purposes: (1) to increase understanding of the pathways by which gender inequality is linked... Find out more
Author: S. Brice¤o, Mar 2002
Development is increasingly being seen as affected by natural disasters such as earthquakes, landslides, droughts, floods and storms. This paper outlines the main ways in which disasters impact differently on women and men and how these... Find out more
World Meterological Organisation Bulletin, Apr 2003
Disasters affect women and men differently; women are often worse off than men as a result of disasters and benefit less from processes of reconstruction. Disaster-reduction which aims to increase resilience to natural hazards must reflect... Find out more