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 (10 documents found)
Author: William Minter, Solidarity Center, Apr 2014
Economies and labour markets throughout Africa are undergoing radical and fast-paced change, with important implications for trade unions. To explore this dynamic, the Solidarity Center has produced this useful reflection on the the... Find out more
Authors: B. Babajanian, J. Hagen-Zanker, R. Holmes, Overseas Development Institute, Mar 2014
Today, the positive effects of social protection and labour programmes on core dimensions of well- being such as food consumption and access to health and education are well-recognised. However, less is known about the ability of these... Find out more
Author: C. Stevens, Oct 2009
How can the green economy drive equitable, gender sensitive growth?  The green job phenomenon is being driven by governments in pursuit of environmentally sensitive economic growth with greening strategies proposed as a solution to both... Find out more
The Economist Intelligence Unit, Jan 2012
In the second half of the 20th century, the entry of women into the workforce helped to propel most of the world’s developed economies. Yet, women remain the world’s greatest pool of untapped labour; nearly one-half of the world’s working... Find out more
Authors: S. Cook, S. Jolly, Institute of Development Studies UK, Aug 2000
Economic reform in China in the 1990s has resulted in large numbers of workers being laid off from state-owned enterprises, particularly women and workers aged over forty. These people have moved from a position of relative privilege, with... Find out more
Author: W. Mee, Feb 2001
The economic transition in Uzbekistan has brought about worrisome trends in women's socio-economic status: the feminization of poverty, including higher levels of women's unemployment, deteriorating health and education status of women due... Find out more
Dec 1998
The economic recession in Thailand will have a major impact on women, who are generally among the most vulnerable in the workforce in both public and private sectors. A particularly serious issue will be the sharp increase in female... Find out more
Authors: E. Braunstein, J. Heintz, The International Working Group on Gender, Macroeconomics and International Economics , Jan 2006
Do shifting inflation rates have different impacts on men and women in employment? And how might maintaining competitive exchange rates counter-balance any negative impacts of inflation? This paper is based on a study exploring the gender... Find out more
Authors: M. Durano, H. Malapit, Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era, Jan 2002
This is the second in a series of three comprehensive economic literacy packets produced by the Asia Network of the International Gender and Trade Network (IGTN). The IGTN aims to engage with the global women's movement to raise awareness... Find out more
Author: S. Baden, Institute of Development Studies UK, Dec 1993
Do women work more or less in times of economic hardship' The regions most severely affected by recession and adjustment in the 1980s were Latin America and the Caribbean and Sub-Saharan Africa. What was the impact of this on women's work... Find out more