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 (112 documents found)
Author: A. Cardenas, Global Forest Coalition, Jan 2012
This paper highlights the need to support rural and indigenous women’s highly sustainable methods of using and protecting natural resources. It advocates that women’s knowledge should be developed and adapted to respond to the global... Find out more
Author: G. Prins, Institute for Science, Innovation and Society
 - University of Oxford, Jan 2010
Fifteen years of climate policy’s failure to reduce GHG emissions is attributable to the structurally flawed UNFCCC/Kyoto model, which – according to the authors of this paper – crashed in late 2009. The authors describe this as “an... Find out more
Author: A. Greig, Institute of Development Studies UK, Jan 2009
This article explores the notion of 'troublesome' masculinities that characterise much of the policy thinking on problems of young men and gender. It notes that the socialisation of young men and the relationship between gender norms and... Find out more
Nov 1995
While there has been a growing recognition of the gendered effects of structural adjustment programmes, the relationship between gender relations and macroeconomic outcomes has received far less attention. This special issue of the World... Find out more
Author: G. Painter, Network Women in Development Europe, Oct 2003
In its longstanding commitment to promoting gender equality, the international community recognises the importance of gender mainstreaming. This research study examines how far these commitments were translated into practice at a national... Find out more
Author: M. Gutiérrez, Zed Books Limited, Jan 2003
Increasingly over the past decade macro-economic theories and policies have begun to be considered with respect to their varying impacts on men and women. Gendered economic analysis has highlighted the existence of gender biases in... Find out more
Author: D. Budlender, BRIDGE, Nov 2002
Over the last seven years, there has been increasing interest in gender budget work worldwide. There are, however, big differences between the initiatives in different countries. In particular, in some cases the initiatives have been... Find out more
Sep 2003
The IGTN Advocacy Document for the 5th WTO Ministerial Meeting that was held in Cancun, Mexico in September 2003 focuses on these four issues and identifies critical advocacy positions for each of them. With regard to agriculture, the IGTN... Find out more
Author: N. Cagatay, BRIDGE, May 2003
This article is part of a special issue of Oxfam's Gender and Development journal entitled Women Reinventing Globalisation, bringing together insights drawn from the Ninth International Forum of the Association for Women's Rights in... Find out more
Author: S. Himmelweit, BRIDGE, Jun 2002
Although economic policy is targeted at the paid economy, it has unintended yet significant impacts on the unpaid care economy. This paper explores the UK's Working Families Tax Credit (WFTC) which aims to help people make the transition... Find out more