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 (111 documents found)
Jan 2014
Since the Continental Launch of the African Women’s Decade (AWD) by the African Union (AU) in 2010, have African women’s rights advanced? Make Every Woman Count’s annual review of the AWD aims to evaluate the progress, or lack thereof,... Find out more
Author: G. Johnsson-Latham, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden, Feb 2004
How can mainstream approaches to poverty analysis become more gender-sensitive? These two texts highlight the ways in which mainstream approaches to poverty analysis overlook the differences in how women and men experience poverty. Power... Find out more
Author: D. Budlender, United Nations Development Fund for Women , Jan 2004
The failure of macroeconomic policies to acknowledge unpaid care work - such as housework, cooking, and caring for children, older people, and sick or disabled people - has a significant impact on women's lives. How can we ensure that... Find out more
Authors: S. Coopoo, S. G. Khattak, Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, Jan 1996
How can municipalities address their financial difficulties yet not overburden the poor, particularly poor women? This paper, one of a collection of four papers from the fifth year of the Women's Budget Initiative in South Africa, stresses... Find out more
Author: E Skinner, Institute of Development Studies UK, Nov 2011
Climate change is increasingly being recognised as a global crisis, but responses to it have so far been overly focused on scientific and economic solutions. How then do we move towards more people-centred, gender-aware climate change... Find out more
Author: S. Turrall (ed), Knowledge Services, IDS, Jan 2012
Gender justice and ending hunger are closely entwined, interdependent goals. Solving hunger now and in the future involves challenging the current global development model which permits – and is driven by – inequality. Gender analysis... Find out more
Author: S. Chant, Marston Book Services Limited, May 2007
Although the popular concept of a 'feminisation of poverty' may have raised women's visibility in development discourses and gone some way to 'en-gender' policies for poverty reduction, it is only weakly substantiated. This book draws on... Find out more
Authors: B. McClafferty, A. R. Quisumbing, International Food Policy Research Institute , Mar 2006
Why should development workers address gender issues? Aside from the fact that gender equality is a basic human right and integral to development - many disparities in development outcomes stem from gender differences. While practitioners... Find out more
One World Action, Jun 2000
In many developing countries public services are poor or non-existent for the majority of people, and in others, including European countries, new forms of public service provision, including contracting-out and public-private partnerships... Find out more
Author: D. Budlender, BRIDGE, Nov 2002
Over the last seven years, there has been increasing interest in gender budget work worldwide. There are, however, big differences between the initiatives in different countries. In particular, in some cases the initiatives have been... Find out more