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 (247 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: 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: C. L. Moses, M. Olokundun, H. Falola, Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, Jan 2016
Particularly in developing nations, the development of women entrepreneurship has recently gained the attention of practitioners, policy makers, and even more importantly, academics. This is a trend consequent upon the fact women's... 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: D. F. Oke, International Journal of Education and Research, Nov 2013
Small businesses are an essential component of almost every economy in the world, and, as a group who are currently disproportionately excluded or underrepresented, women entrepreneurs are increasingly seen as a key driver for future... 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: 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
Authors: T. Kidder, C. Pionetti, Oxfam, Oct 2013
Although care is at heart a public good, responsibility for unpaid care work falls predominantly on women, contributing to their extreme poverty and social exclusion. Although changing the ways in which care is provided may take decades,... Find out more
Authors: A. J. Idris, K. C. Agbim, Jan 2015
All over the world, poor people are routinely excluded from the formal finance system, ranging from full exclusion in developing countries, to partial exclusion even in developed countries. This fact contributes to making poverty a major... Find out more