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 (367 documents found)
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
United Nations Development Programme , Oct 2015
Nigeria was one of the 189 countries worldwide that endorsed the United Nation’s Millennium Declaration, which led to the adoption of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to be completed by 2015. It wasn’t until 2005 however, with... Find out more
Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on MDGs, Nov 2015
For 15 years, the global development agenda was defined by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Yet it wasn’t until 2005, five years into the process, that Nigeria, bolstered by debt relief negotiated with the Paris Club, got moving in... Find out more
Author: Moizza Binat Sarwar, Overseas Development Institute, Nov 2015
How well did countries around the world do in realising the ambitions of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and what lessons can be learned as we transition into the post-2015 era of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? This... Find out more
Author: Otive Igbuzor, News Diary Online, Oct 2015
There is a desperate need for public administration reform in Nigeria if the country is to achieve the targets set in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). That is the central message of this report by human rights activist and policy... Find out more
Author: B. Rodenberg, Mar 2003
Existing Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) do not use a rights-based approach that focuses on the empowerment of women, and the Ghana PRSP is no different. This study explores three aspects of the PRSP process in Ghana:... 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: X. Scheil-Adlung, C. Kuhl, International Labour Organization , Jan 2012
While in many low- and middle-income countries, urban women have had better opportunities to join growing formal economies, rural women are often stuck in harsh living and working conditions in informal economies. The aim of this report is... Find out more
Authors: S. Plagerson, M. S. Ulriksen, International Labour Organization , Jan 2015
This country study of cash transfer programmes, poverty reduction and economic empowerment of women in South Africa forms part of a comparative analysis with Brazil, Chile, India, and Mexico. The report provides an overview of the social... Find out more
Authors: N. Bidegain Ponte, C. Rodríguez Enríquez, Routledge Taylor and Francis Group, Mar 2016
This article, from two members of Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN), aims to provide a perspective from a long-standing south-based network in the global women’s movement on the Sustainable Development framework for... Find out more