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)
Author: S. Feridoun, International Monetary Fund , Jan 2003
This paper examines the concept of gender-responsive government budgeting (GRGB) and the extent of its implementation by national governments in both advanced and developing countries.The paper argues that in order for GRGB to be fully... Find out more
Author: D. Elson, United Nations Development Fund for Women , Jan 2006
This report adds a landmark to the discourse on the link between human rights standards and government budgets. It elaborates on how budgets and budget policy making processes can be monitored for compliance with human rights standards, in... Find out more
Mar 2012
Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) takes into account gender-based social relations and the differentiated interests and concerns of women, men, girls and boys during the formulation, implementation and evaluation of state budgetary... Find out more
Author: J. C. Odozi, Jan 2012
This article attempts to synthesise a number of different views of gender inequality, followed by a discussion on various indicators used to measure it. It claims that women lag behind men in the majority of socio-economic indicators, and... Find out more
Authors: A. Arutyunova, C. Clark, Association for Women's Rights in Development , Jan 2013
In the foreword to this report, AWID Executive Director Lydia Alpízar writes that she finds it, “truly surprising… that women’s rights organising and movements have been functioning, often with quite minimal financial support, even as... Find out more
Authors: D Elson, R Balakrishnan, Rutgers University, Jan 2012
This paper offers the authors’ reflections on the post-2015 development framework, including the strengths and weaknesses of the MDGs, what has changed since 2000, and the challenges of the post-2015 period. While the MDGs helped people to... Find out more
Philippines-Canada Cooperation Office, Jan 2010
This Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Philippines Program monitoring report highlights the gender-specific improvements, issues and challenges of its projects between July 2009 and June 2010. The following active projects... Find out more
United Nations Development Programme , Jan 2007
According to the Human Development Report 2007/2008, the consequences of climate change for some of the world’s poorest people could be devastating. The report seeks to identify the nature of policies that will tackle the causes of climate... Find out more
Author: E Skinner, Institute of Development Studies UK, Nov 2011
Climate change is increasingly being recognised as a global crisis, but responses to it have so far been overly focused on scientific and economic solutions. How then do we move towards more people-centred, gender-aware climate change... Find out more
Authors: E. Arend, S. Lowman, Women’s Environment and Development Organisation, Jan 2012
Although women and girls in developing countries disproportionately experience the negative impacts of climate change, climate finance funds do not meaningfully integrate gender dimensions into their policies or programmes. This research... Find out more