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 (11 documents found)
Author: B. Rodenberg, Mar 2003
Existing Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) do not use a rights-based approach that focuses on the empowerment of women, and the Ghana PRSP is no different. This study explores three aspects of the PRSP process in Ghana:... 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
Authors: H. Collinson, H. Derbyshire, B. Fern ndez Schmidt, BRIDGE, Jan 2008
This report provides a response to a growing concern among Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) about the fast changing aid structures, such as direct budget support, pooled funding schemes for supporting civil society and other forms of... Find out more
Authors: S. Dennis, E. Zuckerman, Gender Action, Dec 2006
Why do World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) policy-based loans, and associated reforms (or 'loan conditionalities') generally bypass local democratic processes and contribute to the feminisation of poverty? This guide... Find out more
Author: K. Schneider, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development , Jan 2003
The Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS) process has opened up new opportunities for the wider participation of civil society in economic planning. Yet macroeconomic and structural policies continue to be negotiated predominantly between... Find out more
Authors: M. Bamberger, M. Blackden, L. Fort, World Bank, Jan 2000
Poverty is experienced differently by men and women, yet women's specific needs are often marginalised by conventional methods of poverty analysis and participatory planning, and are frequently overlooked in the design of poverty reduction... Find out more
Authors: C. Sever, R. Waterhouse, Development Cooperation Ireland , Sep 2005
Development assistance is currently undergoing a shift from project-based funding to centralised support for national budgets. These new aid modalities are country-led and based on principles of donor coordination and policy dialogue. The... Find out more
United Nations Development Fund for Women , Mar 2003
Through presentations and working groups, participants from governments, civil society and donor agencies explored conceptual issues around gender and poverty, how to engender Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) and the Millennium... Find out more
United Nations Development Programme , May 2003
A scan of 13 Millennium Development Goal (MDG) country reports shows that gender equality concerns are inadequately mainstreamed. They are confined to Goal 3 (gender equality), Goal 5 (maternal mortality) and Goal 6 (HIV/AIDS). In turn,... Find out more
Author: A. Runeborg, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency , Jan 2002
"Sex is Good - Sex is Joy - Sex is Fun - Sex is Love - Sex is Power - Protected Sex is Life!" This is the message of this booklet, which argues that sexuality is natural and needed for procreation, and sexual drive is important for... Find out more