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 (216 documents found)
Authors: N. O. Anyoha, J.U. Chikaire, R. N. Nwakwasi, International Journal of Development and Emerging Economics, Mar 2015
In south-western Nigeria, a number of traditional and social beliefs and norms work to inhibit women's participation in agricultural activities. As in many places throughout Africa, there has traditionally been a strict gendered division... Find out more
Authors: E. Fultz, J. Francis, International Labour Organization , Jan 2013
This working paper is a comparative analysis of selected cash transfer programmes (CTPs) from Brazil, Chile, India, Mexico and South Africa that aims to better understand how to increase the impact of CTPs on women’s poverty alleviation... Find out more
International Fund for Agricultural Development , Jan 2016
Despite Nigeria's plentiful agricultural resources and oil wealth, poverty is widespread in the country and has increased since the late 1990s. Some 70 per cent of Nigerians live on less than US$1.25 a day. Poverty is especially severe in... Find out more
Author: E. N. O. Collins, Jan 2014
The problem of girl child education in Nigeria’s Jos North Local Government Area has socio-economic aspects related to traditional gender roles. The research presented in this article examines girl child education and its impacts, with the... Find out more
Refugees International , Dec 2015
Since April 2015, political instability and violence has rocked Burundi, forcing an estimated 220,000 people to flee to neighbouring countries. Approximately half of these refugees are women, and around half of the many women who reported... Find out more
Authors: M. A. Okunnu, A. Akinjole, Journal of Business Administration and Management Sciences Research, Feb 2016
Despite being a country rich in resources, both human and natural, many Nigerians remain poor, something described by the World Bank as “poverty amongst plenty”.  This poverty is gendered in nature, with Nigerian women disproportionately,... Find out more
Authors: U. O. Balogun, U. S. Bustamam, F. B. Johari, Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, May 2016
While there has been enormous amount of research on factors influencing women social enterprises around the world, most has been conducted in relatively stable, developed economic environments. To date, there has been little in the way of... Find out more
Author: A. Marston, Oxfam, Mar 2016
Women cocoa farmers are central to the sustainability of the cocoa supply chain, cocoa growing communities, and increasing cocoa production levels, yet their efforts too often go unrecognised. Empowering women cocoa farmers not only has a... 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: C. Arza, UN Women, Jan 2015
This paper examines the challenges and constraints that pension systems face to be gender equitable and the policy alternatives to address these challenges. It also focuses on pension system rules and how they interact with other social... Find out more