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 (28 documents found)
Authors: S. Dasgupta, R. M. Sudarsham, International Labour Organization , Feb 2011
The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (MGNREGP or NREGP), functions as an income supplement for poor households by providing 100 days of work to a rural household, with 33 per cent of all workdays reserved for women... Find out more
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
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
Jan 2015
This four-page brief provides an overview of OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) members’ aid to gender equality since the MDGs and identifies priorities for financing gender equality in the implementation of the post-2015... Find out more
Authors: C. Tacoli, E. Polack, I. Nhantumbo, J. Tenzing, International Institute for Environment and Development , May 2014
This briefing is based on a workshop which brought together researchers and practitioners to discuss why gender relations are still largely absent from debates on climate change and disasters, what misconceptions may exist, and to define... Find out more
Author: CISLAC, Jan 2012
In reaction to various international conventions and covenants on women’s equality, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Nigerian governments have undertaken legislative and administrative reforms to address multiple aspects... Find out more
Authors: A Ndomo, N Likimani (ed), Jan 2011
Since 2009, FEMNET has convened an annual Regional Conference for African Women in Political Leadership to enhance networking and the quality of women’s leadership. This report documents the proceedings of the third such conference, held... Find out more
Authors: A. Otzelberger, S. Harmeling, CARE International, Jan 2014
This briefing paper argues that gender inequality is one of the most widespread and persistent barriers to social justice and that climate change amplifies the risks faced by people who are already poor and marginalised, with widespread... Find out more