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 (231 documents found)
Pan Atlantic University, Jan 2016
A program of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Enterprise Development Services (EDS), an initiative of Pan-African University located at the Lekki Campus of Lagos Business School, SME Toolkit Nigeria offers free business... Find out more
Author: M. O'Donnell, GSMA, Jun 2014
Agriculture is a major source of livelihood for most resource-poor populations in developing regions. Women play a core role in agriculture, but underperform in terms of productivity largely because they lack access to resources such as... Find out more
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency , Feb 2013
Part of SIDA's Women's Economic Empowerment Series, this brief explains how to integrate women's economic empowerment into approaches that are seeking to make markets work for the poor (M4P). M4P is an economic development strategy focused... Find out more
Author: E. N. O. Collins, Jan 2014
The problem of girl child education in Nigeria’s Jos North Local Government Area has socio-economic aspects related to traditional gender roles. The research presented in this article examines girl child education and its impacts, with the... Find out more
Authors: G. Owoyemi, O. Olusanya, American Journal of Business and Management, Jan 2014
When the UN declared 1975 - 1985 the ‘decade for women’, they did not know it was to serve as a precursor to several national and international constitutions that would be used to address and suppress unequal power relations between men... Find out more
Authors: D. Jayasinghe, R. Noble, ActionAid International, Jun 2016
This ActionAid UK briefing explores the relationship between gender inequality and economic diversification in the context of export manufacturing in the developing world, drawing on the work of feminist economists and scholars to identify... Find out more
Authors: M. A. Okunnu, A. Akinjole, Journal of Business Administration and Management Sciences Research, Feb 2016
Despite being a country rich in resources, both human and natural, many Nigerians remain poor, something described by the World Bank as “poverty amongst plenty”.  This poverty is gendered in nature, with Nigerian women disproportionately,... Find out more
Authors: C. L. Moses, M. Olokundun, H. Falola, Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, Jan 2016
Particularly in developing nations, the development of women entrepreneurship has recently gained the attention of practitioners, policy makers, and even more importantly, academics. This is a trend consequent upon the fact women's... Find out more
Authors: U. O. Balogun, U. S. Bustamam, F. B. Johari, Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, May 2016
While there has been enormous amount of research on factors influencing women social enterprises around the world, most has been conducted in relatively stable, developed economic environments. To date, there has been little in the way of... Find out more
Author: A. Marston, Oxfam, Mar 2016
Women cocoa farmers are central to the sustainability of the cocoa supply chain, cocoa growing communities, and increasing cocoa production levels, yet their efforts too often go unrecognised. Empowering women cocoa farmers not only has a... Find out more