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 (535 documents found)
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
World Economic Forum, Jan 2016
The Global Gender Gap Index 2015, a product of the work of the World Economic Forum, is an interactive, mapped index that ranks 145 economies according to how well they are leveraging their female talent pool, based on economic,... Find out more
Pan Atlantic University, Jan 2016
A program of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Enterprise Development Services (EDS), an initiative of Pan-African University located at the Lekki Campus of Lagos Business School, SME Toolkit Nigeria offers free business... Find out more
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency , Feb 2013
Part of SIDA's Women's Economic Empowerment Series, this brief explains how to integrate women's economic empowerment into approaches that are seeking to make markets work for the poor (M4P). M4P is an economic development strategy focused... Find out more
Author: K Johnson, United Nations Development Fund for Women , Jan 2009
Placing gender equality and women’s empowerment as central to budget reform is a strategic lever for significant change to women’s lives. This report forms the third phase of an evaluation of UNIFEM’s Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB)... Find out more
Authors: D. Jayasinghe, R. Noble, ActionAid International, Jun 2016
This ActionAid UK briefing explores the relationship between gender inequality and economic diversification in the context of export manufacturing in the developing world, drawing on the work of feminist economists and scholars to identify... Find out more
Authors: R Balakrishnan, L. McGowan, C. Waters, Solidarity Center, Mar 2016
All over the world, women are coming together to organise, demand fair treatment, and address gender discrimination. Such solidarity and cooperation is critical to realising women’s rights and economic justice. This report, produced... Find out more
Authors: Dr. B. Njobe, S. Kaaria, African Development Bank Group, Jan 2015
African women play a central role in the continent’s agricultural sector, representing around 50% of the labour on farms in sub-Saharan Africa, and producing between 60% and 80% of the continent’s food. However, this comes despite women... 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
The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, Jan 2016
The speed of the spread of mobile phone usage across the developing world has been startling, and the potential for the technology to inspire transformational change is tremendous. This is due in large part to the wide range of services... Find out more