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 (59 documents found)
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: 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
Author: D. Budlender, United Nations Development Fund for Women , Jan 2004
The failure of macroeconomic policies to acknowledge unpaid care work - such as housework, cooking, and caring for children, older people, and sick or disabled people - has a significant impact on women's lives. How can we ensure that... Find out more
Authors: J Birchall, M Fontana, BRIDGE, Apr 2015
Most governments have expressed a commitment to gender equality goals but there are often inconsistencies between policy statements and the ways in which public finances are raised and spent. Most governments have also expressed a... Find out more
Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations, Jan 2009
Long-standing inequalities in the gender distribution of economic and financial resources have placed women at a disadvantage relative to men in their capability to participate in, contribute to and benefit from broader processes of... 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 [UN] Division for the Advancement of Women , Mar 2009
Through a series of different documents, this website link reports on an interactive panel at the Commission on the Status of Women, 2009, on the gender perspectives of the global economic crisis. Some of the points made were:? Economic... Find out more
Author: R. Connell, BRIDGE, Oct 2007
What has been learnt about masculinities since the ?ethnographic moment? in masculinity research in the 1980s? We now know there is no single version of masculinity, for example. Rather, constructions of masculinity differ from one culture... Find out more