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 (8 documents found)
International Labour Organization , Jan 2013
This is a policy resource guide developed to build the capacities of ILO constituents in approaches that facilitate transitions to formality. Previous work has shown that the move out of informality requires approaches that are targeted,... 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
Commitee for Asian Women, Apr 2003
There are two main barriers to improving the conditions of women street vendors - a lack of understanding of their current status and a lack of political commitment to improve conditions. This report of interviews with 40 women street... Find out more
Author: R. M. Sudarshan, Institute of Development Studies UK, Jan 2011
This research examines women's participation in NREGS (National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme) in selected areas in three states: Kerala, Himachal and Rajasthan. The Indian government's NREGS has succeeded in bringing large numbers of... Find out more
Authors: S. Chant, C. Pedwell, International Labour Organization , Jan 2008
This discussion paper provides an overview of the International Labour Organisation's (ILO) research on women, gender and the informal economy which was undertaken during the last two decades. It examines methodological and analytical... Find out more
Authors: N. Kabeer, K. Milward, R. Sudarshan, Gender and Development, Jul 2013
There are numerous challenges facing organisation amongst the hardest-to-reach women in the informal economy. This paper, published in Gender and Development, examines the various factors determining the success and failure of attempts to... Find out more
Asian Development Bank , Dec 2008
This joint country gender assessment, launched in October 2007, was led by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) with cooperation from the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW), the Canadian International Development Agency... Find out more
Authors: M. Carr, M. A. Chen, J. Vanek, Commonwealth Secretariat, Jan 2004
What is the relationship between gender inequality and work in the informal economy? How do we promote good working conditions for poor and vulnerable groups? Street vendors, workers in Export Processing Zones (EPZs) and small farmers are... Find out more