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 (121 documents found)
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
UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, Jan 2015
This brief describes the pathways through which social protection contributes to HIV prevention, particularly in addressing the social, economic and structural drivers of HIV in adolescents. Drawing on evidence from various studies of cash... Find out more
Authors: L. Heise, B. Lutz, M. Ranganathan, C. Watts, Journal of the International AIDS Society, Aug 2013
Cash transfers programmes are increasingly being recognised for their potential to reduce poverty and achieve other social goals, such as improved health and education. Evidence from Malawi and Tanzania suggests that cash transfers can... Find out more
Author: T. Palermo, UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, Feb 2015
This policy brief addresses the knowledge gap that exists about the effectiveness of cash transfer programmes to impact young people’s health, development and well-being. The brief maps out a variety of emotional and physical aspects of... Find out more
Authors: S. Handa, T. Palermo, M. Rosenberg, Routledge Taylor and Francis Group, Jan 2016
Cash transfer programmes have recently emerged as promising interventions for HIV prevention among adolescents in Africa. However, the precise mechanisms through which risk reduction occurs are not well understood. This report seeks to... Find out more
Author: R. de Groot, UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, Jun 2015
There is a growing body of literature analysing the impacts of social cash transfer programmes (SCT) on schooling. This brief summarizes findings from the impact evaluation of the Ghana Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP)... Find out more
Jan 2014
Since the Continental Launch of the African Women’s Decade (AWD) by the African Union (AU) in 2010, have African women’s rights advanced? Make Every Woman Count’s annual review of the AWD aims to evaluate the progress, or lack thereof,... Find out more
Author: R. Holmes, UNESDOC: Online UNESCO documents, Jan 2010
This background paper examines the role of social protection programmes in supporting education in conflict-affected contexts. It looks at the impact, design and implementation issues of social protection programme experience in conflict,... Find out more