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 (1069 documents found)
Author: Dr. B. Njobe, African Development Bank , Oct 2015
Women constitute a majority in Africa’s agricultural sector, and are estimated to produce between 60-80% of the continents food. Yet women remain an untapped opportunity due to their disproportionate lack of access to finance, services,... Find out more
Authors: Rachel Mohun, Smita Biswas, Infrastructure and cities for economic development (ICED), Nov 2016
Produced by the Infrastructure and Cities for Economic Development Facility (ICED), this background paper lays out the case for infrastructure as a key tool for women’s economic empowerment (WEE). With over half of Africa’s economic growth... Find out more
Author: Nseabasi Akpan, Social Sciences, Jan 2015
This paper, published in the journal Social Sciences, examines the broad idea of gender and development, with specific focus on some of the critical issues and challenges confronting the involvement of rural women in development activities... Find out more
Secretariat, UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment , Jan 2016
Expanding women’s economic opportunities is central to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The pace of improvement in expanding women’s economic empowerment and closing gender gaps has been far too slow, while gender inequalities... Find out more
Authors: D. Chopra (ed), C. Müller (ed), Institute of Development Studies, Sussex [ES], Mar 2016
With the formulation of the first ever internationally agreed stand-alone goal on gender equality, debates around women’s empowerment are at a critical juncture. This IDS Bulletin makes a timely contribution to our understanding of how... Find out more
Voices 4 Change, Sep 2014
Developed on the basis of a rapid assessment process which involved literature reviews, fieldwork, and interviews, this report details V4C's planned strategy in a programme aimed at working with religious and traditional leaders in... Find out more
Author: D. Duplessis (ed), Save the Children Fund , Jan 2014
This toolkit focuses on gender mainstreaming, which is a strategy for making the concerns of boys, girls, women, and men, and their experiences, an integral dimension of the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of policies... Find out more
Parliamentary Centre, Canada, Jan 2009
"Engendering" parliaments entails raising awareness among all MPs, men and women, of the importance of taking gender into account - understanding how a society’s concept of "man" and "woman" leads to inequalities - in all actions, from... Find out more
Authors: D. Caro, C. Nordehn, M. Betron, JHPIEGO Consortium, Mar 2013
The 2016 Jhpiego Gender Analysis Toolkit is a practical guide for public health professionals seeking to understand how gender can impact health outcomes, both through service delivery and access to information and care. Its primary focus... Find out more
CARE International, Jan 2016
Gender and power analysis form a foundation from which to contribute toward a just and sustainable impact toward gender equality. This site by CARE International presents options and reflections on the analysis of gender and power. This is... Find out more