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 (59 documents found)
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
Authors: E. Braunstein, J. Heintz, The International Working Group on Gender, Macroeconomics and International Economics , Jan 2006
Do shifting inflation rates have different impacts on men and women in employment? And how might maintaining competitive exchange rates counter-balance any negative impacts of inflation? This paper is based on a study exploring the gender... Find out more
World Bank, Jan 2006
The World Bank is committed to helping member countries fulfil the Beijing Platform for Action and recognises that gender equality is critical to development and poverty reduction. The World Bank's emphasis on gender increased after the... Find out more
United Nations General Assembly, Jan 2006
In February 2006, the former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, established a High-Level Panel consisting of fifteen members to examine how to strengthen the UN system in the areas of development, humanitarian assistance... Find out more
Author: D. Elson, World Development, Jan 1999
Economists have tended to approach labour markets as neutral arenas in which buyers and sellers interact. This paper argues, by contrast, that markets are gendered institutions which operate at the intersection of the productive and... Find out more
The Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality , Jan 2005
How can bilateral donors and multilateral agencies make best use of new ways of delivering aid, to ensure real progress on gender equality and women's empowerment? In January 2006, the United Nations Inter-Agency Network on Women and... Find out more
World Bank, Jan 2001
The following feedback from UNIFEM on the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) review is based on assessments done by non-governmental organisations, consultants and national women’s machineries in countries with both interim and full... Find out more
Authors: E. Zuckerman, A. Garrett, Southern African Regional Poverty Network , Jan 2003
Can progress be seen on gender in the 13 Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) produced in 2002? Yes - but there is a long way to go before gender issues are thoroughly integrated. Encouragingly, the PRSPs from Malawi, Rwanda and... Find out more
United Nations Development Fund for Women , Jan 2008
The evidence reflected throughout this report suggests that despite formal guarantees of equality, progress for many women, particularly the poorest and most marginal, has been far too slow. Who answers to women? Accountability failures... Find out more
Author: A. Evertzen, Gender Diversiteit Annette Evertzen, Jan 2008
What role can donors play in ensuring that women and girls are able to claim their right to equal access to basic services? How can donors help ensure these services are gender-sensitive? This paper considers what is needed in order to... Find out more