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 (210 documents found)
Population Reference Bureau , Jan 2015
This data-sheet from the Population Reference Bureau presents data from 2014 to compare rural and urban trends and metrics relevant to human development. The data is drawn from multiple sources, and provides a snapshot of developing... Find out more
Authors: K. Hussein, David Suttie, Gender and Household Food Security, IFAD, Jul 2016
In a rapidly urbanising world, the role of smallholders and other agricultural producers in rural areas will require significant attention from policymakers, researchers, and the development field. The increasing demand for food, and the... Find out more
Authors: J. Lamond, K. B. Awuah, E. Lewis, University of the West of England, Jul 2015
In the face of rapid urbanisation, the issues of inadequate planning, governance, and management in Nigeria is well known, and the combination of customary and colonial practices, outdated policies and plans, and entrenched attitudes make... Find out more
Author: P. Pozarny, GSDRC Applied Knowledge Services, Jan 2016
Women are becoming the majority in urban areas, and many more people now live in female-headed households, representing a significant shift in gender roles and relations. This GSDRC helpdesk research report examines the literature to tell... Find out more
Authors: G. M Denen, K. Asaju, H. Bott, Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, Nov 2014
Urban studies has only recently begun to incorporate feminist perspectives, and in doing so reflects on the working not just of political economy, but also patriarchy. While urbanisation can challenge the private patriarchy found in... Find out more
Authors: H. Brejnholt (ed), K. Ansbæk (ed), B. Burrows (ed), ActionAid International, Nov 2016
Public transport is the lifeblood of cities, used by millions as the most efficient way of moving people. However, half the population are marginalised from these transport systems as they often fail to accommodate the needs of women and... Find out more
Author: John Ede, Empower Women, Jan 2015
In laying the context for the depth of challenges facing some women and families in Nigeria, this paper opens with a story of a mother and her children escaping imprisonment by extremists insisting that they submit to their ways and... Find out more
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
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