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 (44 documents found)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations , Jan 2015
This edition of The State of Food and Agriculture 2015 reviews the effectiveness of social protection interventions in reducing poverty, raising food consumption, relieving household food insecurity and hunger, and promoting longer-term... Find out more
Authors: F. A. Von, E. L. Okorley, Jan 2015
Women constitute an important part of food systems around the world, as evidenced by the fact that they produce an estimated 70% of subsistence crops, and the fundamental role they play in processing and distribution. However, many of... Find out more
Rainforest Alliance, Jan 2014
In every region of the world, women are engaged in sectors that are directly affected by climate change. In agriculture, forestry, and other livelihood activities, these women are already feeling the impact of climate change; and generally... Find out more
Author: H. J. Malapit, International Food Policy Research Institute , Jan 2014
This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) baseline survey results, summarising both findings from the WEAI survey and the relationships between the WEAI and various outcomes of... Find out more
International Food Policy Research Institute , Jul 2014
Rural household economies dependent on rainfed agriculture are increasingly turning to irrigation technology solutions to reduce the effects of weather variability and guard against inconsistent and low crop output. Organisations are... Find out more
African Capacity Building Foundation , Jun 2012
"Strengthening the role of women in agriculture has far-reaching consequences on economic and agricultural growth, food security, and better standards of living in Africa. The Empower Women in Agriculture initiative (EWA), launched in... Find out more
Author: J. Chukwuemeka Madu, Jan 2013
In Africa, the pursuit of gender equality in inheritance rights remains one of the most difficult challenges due to its entrenched patriarchal characteristics. This is also the case in the rural communities of South-Eastern Nigeria. This... Find out more
Authors: S. Barrientos, S. Dolan, A. Tallontire, Sep 2003
Codes of conduct designed to regulate the employment conditions of Southern producers exporting to European markets were rapidly adopted throughout the 1990s - especially in the horticulture sector linking European supermarkets with export... Find out more
Author: M. Williams, Network Women in Development Europe, Jan 2000
Designed for WIDE's popular economics training, this manual combines a popular education framework with economic literacy tools to develop a better understanding of the fundamental workings of a market economy. It provides information on... Find out more
Authors: R. Singh, S. S. Bal Sween, Commonwealth of Learning , Jul 2003
Although there have been improvements over the past twenty years, there remains a significant gender disparity in literacy in India. The rise in women's employment has largely been made possible by the provision of opportunities such as... Find out more