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 (46 documents found)
Author: S. Turrall (ed), Knowledge Services, IDS, Jan 2012
Gender justice and ending hunger are closely entwined, interdependent goals. Solving hunger now and in the future involves challenging the current global development model which permits – and is driven by – inequality. Gender analysis... Find out more
Author: S. Chant, Marston Book Services Limited, May 2007
Although the popular concept of a 'feminisation of poverty' may have raised women's visibility in development discourses and gone some way to 'en-gender' policies for poverty reduction, it is only weakly substantiated. This book draws on... Find out more
Author: S. Seguino, Elsevier, Apr 2000
How does gender inequality affect economic growth? This study looks at the impact that the unequal distribution of income by gender has on rates of economic growth. It is based on a set of semi-industrialised export-oriented economies in... Find out more
Authors: Q. Ci, Y. Wang, Jan 2004
Mainstream urban poverty measurements make a basic theoretical assumption: 'equal distribution of poverty in the family', or 'equal grading of the consumption of basic living resources in the family'. This paper puts forth its research... Find out more
Author: D. Budlender, BRIDGE, Nov 2002
Over the last seven years, there has been increasing interest in gender budget work worldwide. There are, however, big differences between the initiatives in different countries. In particular, in some cases the initiatives have been... Find out more
Sep 2003
The IGTN Advocacy Document for the 5th WTO Ministerial Meeting that was held in Cancun, Mexico in September 2003 focuses on these four issues and identifies critical advocacy positions for each of them. With regard to agriculture, the IGTN... Find out more
Authors: E. Bell, P. Brambilla, C. Sever, Institute of Development Studies UK, Nov 2001
International development organisations have for the past decade supported small-scale loans and credit in different forms (solidarity-groups, small enterprises, rotating saving schemes). Much has been written on the positive and negative... Find out more
Author: C. McEwan, Agenda Feminist Publishing, Apr 2001
In what ways does political transformation mean a change in meanings and practice of citizenship - in the relationships between individuals and the state? This paper discusses the experiences of women, particularly black women, of... Find out more
Author: N. Cagatay, BRIDGE, May 2003
This article is part of a special issue of Oxfam's Gender and Development journal entitled Women Reinventing Globalisation, bringing together insights drawn from the Ninth International Forum of the Association for Women's Rights in... Find out more
Author: B. O'Laughlin, BRIDGE, Jun 2003
Much research, some by feminists, shows that an increase in household income does not necessarily improve the well-being of all members of the household. Furthermore, research done in rural Africa finds that gender inequality is... Find out more