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 (69 documents found)
Author: M. O'Donnell, GSMA, Jun 2014
Agriculture is a major source of livelihood for most resource-poor populations in developing regions. Women play a core role in agriculture, but underperform in terms of productivity largely because they lack access to resources such as... Find out more
Authors: Will Paxton, A. Davis, Global Campaign for Education , Jan 2014
In 2000, the world came together to agree the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), an historic agreement that represented a global commitment to improving the life chances of the poorest people of the world. Education, through the targets... Find out more
Author: G. Karlsson (ed), ENERGIA: International Network on Gender & Sustainable Energy, Jan 2007
In the introduction to this publication, ENERGIA policy advisor and editor of this pubication Gail Karlsson writes, “In many developing countries, especially in the poorest areas, most energy currently comes from traditional biomass fuels... Find out more
United Nations Development Programme , Oct 2015
Nigeria was one of the 189 countries worldwide that endorsed the United Nation’s Millennium Declaration, which led to the adoption of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to be completed by 2015. It wasn’t until 2005 however, with... Find out more
Author: Moizza Binat Sarwar, Overseas Development Institute, Nov 2015
How well did countries around the world do in realising the ambitions of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and what lessons can be learned as we transition into the post-2015 era of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? This... Find out more
Author: Otive Igbuzor, News Diary Online, Oct 2015
There is a desperate need for public administration reform in Nigeria if the country is to achieve the targets set in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). That is the central message of this report by human rights activist and policy... Find out more
Author: B. Rodenberg, Mar 2003
Existing Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) do not use a rights-based approach that focuses on the empowerment of women, and the Ghana PRSP is no different. This study explores three aspects of the PRSP process in Ghana:... Find out more
Authors: J. Woodroffe, K. Donald, United Kingdom Gender and Development Network, Jan 2014
Having been consistently ignored and taken for granted in public policy and development efforts, it appears that discussion of the crucial issue of unpaid care work is finally gaining traction. A consensus is emerging, based on a growing... Find out more
Jan 2014
The outcome document of the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (RIO+20) set out a mandate to establish an open working group to develop a set of sustainable development goals that should be coherent with, and... Find out more
Aug 2013
In November 2004, African Heads of State and Government adopted the Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa (SDGEA), which demonstrated a commitment to women’s empowerment. Article 11 of the Declaration calls for the establishment... Find out more