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.

Global Resources - All themes

Global Resources (27 documents found)
Philippines-Canada Cooperation Office, Jan 2010
This Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Philippines Program monitoring report highlights the gender-specific improvements, issues and challenges of its projects between July 2009 and June 2010. The following active projects... Find out more
Author: N. G. Jayal, Routledge, Jan 2006
Has women's increased participation in local governance institutions resulted in outcomes that contribute towards gender equality in India? In 1992, India's Parliament enacted two constitutional amendments that sought to democratise local... Find out more
Author: D. Budlender, Jun 2000
Where are the boundaries of the developing field of gender budget analysis? This introduction paper to the fifth South African Women's Budget answers the question ?why look at revenue?' in terms of taxation, local government, and customs... Find out more
Authors: M. Farmelo, A. Lind, Jun 1996
Do women respond to urban poverty and economic restructuring' What are the gender effects of decentralisation measures on women's community actions' Political and administrative decentralisation at the local level does not necessarily mean... Find out more
Authors: Hazel Reeves, Heike Wach, BRIDGE, Jan 1999
At the macroeconomic level, public expenditure decisions have been shown to be 'gender-blind' and disadvantage women. Efforts to engender national budgets can be either initiated from within government or outside government, but most have... Find out more
United Nations Development Fund for Women , Aug 2008
Gender responsive budgets are public budgets that take into account the different needs, rights and obligations of women and men. They value the different contributions that both women and men make to the production of goods and services... Find out more
Authors: A Castro, G Cliche, C Ranaboldo, United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women , Jan 2006
Are indigenous women meaningfully participating in local governance processes in Latin America? This study aims to mainstream lessons learnt about indigenous women's participation in governance processes and in local governments,... Find out more
Institute of Development Studies UK, Apr 2009
Governance processes - with their emphasis on principles of accountability, transparency, responsiveness and inclusiveness - should be a means to social transformation. But despite this potential, they are failing to deliver on gender... Find out more
Author: A. Brody, Institute of Development Studies UK, Apr 2009
With their focus on democracy, transparency, accountability, inclusive citizenship and participatory processes there is huge potential in the ideas and practices of governance to catalyse real change in terms of gender equality. However,... Find out more
Institute of Development Studies UK, Apr 2009
Put simply, governance refers to decision-making by a range of interested people (or 'stakeholders') including those in formal positions of power and 'ordinary' citizens. These decisions have a huge impact on the ways in which women and... Find out more