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 (186 documents found)
Authors: N. Holvoet, L. Inberg, Jul 2014
This article examines how gender-equality objectives have been addressed within the context of the Paris Declaration and related aid-reform processes. The focus of the article is on gender-responsive budgeting (GRB), an approach that is... Find out more
Author: R. Dewan, ESocialSciences , Jan 2004
The dominance of the mainstream growth-oriented development paradigm is being increasingly superseded by the Sustainable Human Development approach. No concept of development, however, can be complete unless and until it incorporates the... Find out more
Authors: N. Maruzani, N. Matope, E. Chauraya, Jan 2012
Gender budgeting, also known as gender responsive budgeting, tracks how budgets respond to gender equality and women’s rights requirements. This entails investing in, and making available mechanisms, guidelines and indicators that enable... Find out more
Author: B.L Muchabaiwa, World Bank, Jan 2010
This article is part of a compilation of articles under the title 'Demanding Good Governance - Lessons from Social Accountability Initiatives in Africa' by the World Bank. It highlights the lessons of two social accountability initiatives... Find out more
Author: D. Budlender, International Budget Partnership, Aug 2014
This paper looks at what budgeting for climate change initiatives can learn from gender-responsive budgeting (GRB). It aims to guide lesson-learning from the experience of gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) initiatives — and to a lesser... Find out more
Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era, Jan 2012
The current global crisis is so severe and encompasses so many areas that countries have been forced to coordinate with each other. The question is who has benefited from such coordination? What about the most vulnerable, especially those... Find out more
Oxfam, Jan 2005
Gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) is an attempt to ensure that gender-related issues are considered and addressed in all government policies. This paper uses the GRB approach to explain how governments and donors can promote gender... Find out more
Authors: Debbie Budlender, Diane Elson, Guy Hewitt, id21 Development Research Reporting Service, Jan 2002
Are budgets and revenue systems as gender neutral as they may appear to be? Can gender be incorporated into economic governance? How can women and civil society organisations be more involved in preparing budgets, scrutinising expenditure... Find out more
Author: S. Feridoun, International Monetary Fund , Jan 2003
This paper examines the concept of gender-responsive government budgeting (GRGB) and the extent of its implementation by national governments in both advanced and developing countries.The paper argues that in order for GRGB to be fully... Find out more
Author: D. Elson, United Nations Development Fund for Women , Jan 2006
This report adds a landmark to the discourse on the link between human rights standards and government budgets. It elaborates on how budgets and budget policy making processes can be monitored for compliance with human rights standards, in... Find out more