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)
Women's World Banking , May 2016
To complement the release of a discussion paper by the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) and Women’s World Banking, the organisations co-developed this case study report to examine the specific experience of Nigeria. While the country... Find out more
Christian Aid, Jan 2011
This paper uses findings from research carried out by Christian Aid partners to argue that for women in the informal sector in Ghana, the tax system is not accountable, responsive or fair. Women participants in the research reported that... Find out more
Author: Y. M. Hammawa, IOSR Journal of Business and Management, Jan 2016
Women micro-entrepreneurs represent a vast, untapped source of economic growth in the developing world, and offer new and different solutions to management, organisation, and business problems. For these reasons, it is important to study... Find out more
Author: D. Budlender, United Nations Development Fund for Women , Jan 2004
The failure of macroeconomic policies to acknowledge unpaid care work - such as housework, cooking, and caring for children, older people, and sick or disabled people - has a significant impact on women's lives. How can we ensure that... Find out more
Authors: R Coello Cremades, S Fernández Cervantes, Sep 2014
This document summarises the main results of a study on fiscal policy and gender carried out by UN Women in Bolivia in 2013, aiming at understanding the main gender implications of the country’s current fiscal system. The study... Find out more
Authors: J Birchall, M Fontana, BRIDGE, Apr 2015
Most governments have expressed a commitment to gender equality goals but there are often inconsistencies between policy statements and the ways in which public finances are raised and spent. Most governments have also expressed a... Find out more
Christian Aid, Jul 2014
This report from Christian Aid highlights the importance of gender analysis in work on tax justice. It considers three sources of tax revenue: direct taxes, indirect taxes and trade taxes, and explains how women are affected differently... Find out more
Authors: S. Coopoo, S. G. Khattak, Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, Jan 1996
How can municipalities address their financial difficulties yet not overburden the poor, particularly poor women? This paper, one of a collection of four papers from the fifth year of the Women's Budget Initiative in South Africa, stresses... Find out more
Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era, Jan 2012
The current global crisis is so severe and encompasses so many areas that countries have been forced to coordinate with each other. The question is who has benefited from such coordination? What about the most vulnerable, especially those... Find out more
Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations, Jan 2009
Long-standing inequalities in the gender distribution of economic and financial resources have placed women at a disadvantage relative to men in their capability to participate in, contribute to and benefit from broader processes of... Find out more