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 (111 documents found)
Authors: E. Kiptot, S. Franzel, World Agroforestry Centre , Jan 2011
This paper presents the findings of a review undertaken on gender and the adoption of agroforestry in Africa. The concept of gender as used in this paper is not about women, but rather as an organising principle in society, which is used... Find out more
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research , Jan 2012
This workshop report by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research’s (CGIAR) Gender and Agriculture Research Network identifies opportunities for cross programme collaboration to enhance CGIAR’s contribution to reducing... Find out more
Authors: F. Hansford, A. Olufolakemi, K. Pittore, Institute of Development Studies UK, May 2014
This summary provides an overview of how gender inequality impacts maternal and child nutrition in Northern Nigeria. The research had two main purposes: (1) to increase understanding of the pathways by which gender inequality is linked... Find out more
Author: R. Vernooy, Jan 2015
Around the world, women farmers are taking a leading role in implementing strategies aimed at crop variety conservation and diversification, with the goal of strengthening local climate change adaptation capacities. That is the message... Find out more
Author: C. B. Ben, Mar 2015
Women play a key role in ensuring the continuation of food security, yet in Nigeria, rural women farmers have suffered long-term marginalisation in the nation’s affairs. In light of this fact, this study seeks to determine and better... Find out more
Author: W. Ogundare, Aug 2015
The use of ‘systems strengthening’ can help achieve food and nutrition security, contribute to growing a more sustainable economy, and better respond to inherent systemic challenges. That is the argument set forth in this topic brief, from... Find out more
Authors: T Hwang, M Miruka, CARE USA, May 2014
This slide show is a brief overview from a webinar that presents the rationale for taking a gender approach in relation to nutrition security. It also presents CARE International’s conceptual framework and programming examples and efforts... Find out more
UN Women, Jan 2013
This toolkit is designed to support climate change practitioners in the Pacific islands region to integrate gender into their programmes and projects. It is aimed at climate change professionals working in national governments, non-... Find out more
Jan 2011
The HUNGaMA (Hunger and Malnutrition) Survey conducted across 112 rural districts of India in 2011 provides reliable estimates of child nutrition covering nearly 20 percent of Indian children. Its objective was to understand the current... Find out more
Author: C. Tacoli, International Institute for Environment and Development , Jan 2013
This paper argues that the high and volatile food prices that triggered a renewed interest in food security since the 2008–09 crisis are expected to continue due to the impacts of climate change. It notes that current policy is focused on... Find out more