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 (96 documents found)
Authors: Will Paxton, A. Davis, Global Campaign for Education , Jan 2014
In 2000, the world came together to agree the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), an historic agreement that represented a global commitment to improving the life chances of the poorest people of the world. Education, through the targets... 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: E. M. Alao, International Journal of Development and Sustainability, Oct 2015
Economic growth is the primary driver of poverty reduction, yet in Nigeria, despite a decade of significant growth and bountiful natural resources, 67% of the population were estimated to live in abject poverty in 2011, while wealth... Find out more
Women's Major Group, Aug 2015
This resource presents the Women’s Major Group’s recommendations for SDG indicators. One or more indicators has been proposed for each of the targets by a variety of organisations and constituencies including UN Women, APWLD, JAG,... Find out more
Jul 2015
One billion children experience some form of violence each year. Girls are particularly vulnerable, with 120 million under the age of 20 reporting forced sexual intercourse or other forced sexual acts at some point in their lives. Beyond... Find out more
Author: R Shreeves, Jun 2015
Gender equality benefits women and girls, helping them out of poverty and giving them confidence in getting their voices heard. Additionally, it supports progress on other development goals such as food security thus benefitting the wider... Find out more
UN Women, Sep 2015
The sustainable development goals (SDGs) seek to change the course of the 21st century, addressing key challenges such as poverty, inequality, and violence against women. Women have a right to equality in all areas. Women’s equality must... Find out more