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 (75 documents found)
Authors: I. C. Igbanugo, M. C. Uzonwanne, R. U. Ezenekwe, International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management, Mar 2016
Small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) are a major driver of economic growth in developing countries, and with between 31-38% of SMEs run by women, it is vital to recognise and support women entrepreneurs as a critical component of... Find out more
Authors: U. O. Balogun, U. S. Bustamam, F. B. Johari, Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, May 2016
While there has been enormous amount of research on factors influencing women social enterprises around the world, most has been conducted in relatively stable, developed economic environments. To date, there has been little in the way of... Find out more
Author: A. N. Goheer, International Labour Organization , Jun 2003
The rate of business start-ups by women in Pakistan has grown considerably over the last decade. Yet business is generally seen as a male domain. This report reviews the business environment for women in Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Lahore... Find out more
Authors: A. J. Idris, K. C. Agbim, Jan 2015
All over the world, poor people are routinely excluded from the formal finance system, ranging from full exclusion in developing countries, to partial exclusion even in developed countries. This fact contributes to making poverty a major... Find out more
Author: G. Gobezie, Jun 2009
There is growing evidence that gender inequalities in developing societies inhibit economic growth and development. There are different models of reaching poor women through microfinance services. With a focus on Ethiopia, this paper... Find out more
Author: N. Kabeer, Elsevier, Jan 2000
Microcredit programmes for the poor have come to occupy a central place in poverty-oriented strategies in Bangladesh. Yet evaluations of the empowerment potential of credit programmes for rural women in Bangladesh have arrived at... Find out more
Authors: A. Goetz, R. Gupta, Elsevier, Jan 1996
Special credit institutions in Bangladesh have dramatically increased the credit available to poor rural women since the mid-1980s. Though this is intended to contribute to women's empowerment, few evaluations of loan use investigate... Find out more
Authors: N. Shunmugam, L. Stott, BRIDGE, Jan 2002
By promoting opportunities for women, employers improve their ability to secure quality personnel from a wider range of job applicants as well as using the different assets that both men and women bring to the workplace. More fundamentally... Find out more
International Trade Centre , Jan 2003
Women make up the majority of entrepreneurs in 'marginal' economic areas such as micro enterprises and the informal economy. But these make up a large percentage of total economic activity in many poor countries. Yet women's roles as... Find out more
Authors: E. Bell, P. Brambilla, C. Sever, Institute of Development Studies UK, Nov 2001
International development organisations have for the past decade supported small-scale loans and credit in different forms (solidarity-groups, small enterprises, rotating saving schemes). Much has been written on the positive and negative... Find out more