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 (216 documents found)
Authors: N. Kabeer, S. Cook, D. Chopra, Institute of Development Studies UK, Jan 2010
This is a synthesis report from the Social Protection in Asia (SPA) policy-research and network- building programme, 2007-2010, funded by the Ford Foundation and IDRC. It presents research findings and draws out policy lessons from the 11... Find out more
Author: S. Razavi, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Jun 2011
The on-going negative impacts of the 2007/2008 global economic crisis has underlined the need for, and the role of social protection. Noting that countries have responded to the economic crisis in different ways, the paper identifies some... Find out more
Authors: L. Tessier, M. S. Plaza, C Behrendt, International Labour Organization , Jan 2013
This paper examines some of the linkages between gender inequality and social protection, recognising that effective and equitable access to social protection is a key tool for reducing poverty and inequality. The paper identifies various... Find out more
Authors: S. Cook, S, Razavi, Political and Social Economy of Care (UNRISD), Dec 2012
This paper takes a gender perspective to examine the relationship between employment and social policy. It challenges key assumptions about the translation of patterns of growth into welfare outcomes that are made in most poverty- and... Find out more
International Labour Organization , Jan 2014
This ILO World Social Protection Report provides a global overview of the organisation of the world’s social protection systems for 2014/2015. The report takes its point of departure in the global inequities in the provision of social... Find out more
Authors: B. Babajanian, J. Hagen-Zanker, R. Holmes, Overseas Development Institute, Mar 2014
Today, the positive effects of social protection and labour programmes on core dimensions of well- being such as food consumption and access to health and education are well-recognised. However, less is known about the ability of these... Find out more
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
Authors: F. Lund, A. Marriot, Women in Informal Employment Globalizing and Organizing , Apr 2011
This report addresses the role of employment in efforts to reduce poverty in the context of increased globalisation and its impacts on labour markets. Worldwide, countries are experiencing a decline of jobs with secure and lasting... Find out more
International Labour Organization , Jan 2013
This is a policy resource guide developed to build the capacities of ILO constituents in approaches that facilitate transitions to formality. Previous work has shown that the move out of informality requires approaches that are targeted,... Find out more
Author: M. S. Carmona, United Nations General Assembly, Jan 2009
Non-contributory cash transfer programmes (CTPs) provide payments in the form of cash to individuals or households with the key objective of increasing their real income in order to enable a minimum level of consumption within the... Find out more