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Key messages on Financing for Development

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Transformative financing for gender equality and women’s empowerment commitments:  Expectations from Financing for Development Conference  Gender equality and women’s empowerment are central to the achievement of sustainable development. The Rio+20 outcome document, “The Future We Want” (A/Res/66/288), reaffirmed the vital role of women and the need for their full and equal participation and leadership in the economic, social and environmental dimensions of...


New opportunities for gender equality? ! PRSPs en SWAPs from a gender perspective

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This easy-to-read publication seeks to contribute to the reflection process on an approach and a set of instruments that are geared towards the evolution in development thinking and practice. The note first argues why a gender dimension is best integrated into the evolving aid modalities.  The extent to which PRSPs and SWAPs in practice take into account lessons learned is examined. Finally, the note discusses a number of avenues for making the new forms of aid more gender-sensitive, taking into...


New Actors, New Money, New Conversations

New Actors, New Money, New Conversations

The third report in a new research series on resources for women's rights organizing from the Association for Women's Rights in Development, this...


National Report and the Status of Women and Gender Equality in Albania

National Report and the Status of Women and Gender Equality in Albania

The National Report on the Status of Women and Gender Equality (NRSWGE) in Albania is the first national report serves as the substantive basis to analyse the overall situation of women and men in Albania. Nine policy areas of key importance to gender equality are covered: national development indicators, demographics, legal frameworks and institutional mechanisms, health, education, work, entrepreneurship and property rights, social policies and social services, political representation and...


Now It's About the Money Mainstreaming a gender equality perspective into Nordic national budgets

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This is the final report of a joint three-year project (2004-2006) between Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The finance ministries and ministries responsible for gender equality affairs in these countries have engaged in development work and, under the coordination of the Nordic Council of Ministers, have exchanged ideas and experience concerning the work of mainstreaming a gender equality perspective into the national budget and budgetary process in each country. The aim of the...


Performance Based Budgeting from a Gender Perspective

Performance Based Budgeting from a Gender Perspective

The resource book, produced by the Public Administration Research and Consultation Centre (PARC) of Cairo Univerisity in collaboration with the...


Promoting Gender Responsive Policies and Budgets:Lessons from South East Europe Experiences in the period 2011-2013

Support for gender responsive policies, programming and budgets has been an important priority area of UN Women’s Sub-Regional Office for Central and South Eastern Europe. In 2011, the Sub-regional Office launched a three-year project on Promoting Gender Responsive Policies in South East Europe (PGRP-SEE) financed by the Austrian Development Agency. The project covered Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and FYR Macedonia. The ultimate goal of the project was that policies, programs and...


Preliminary Gender Profile of Ethiopia_Summary Version

Ethiopia has prioritized the advancement of gender equality through the development and implementation of the first National Policy on Women in 1993 followed by the promulgation of Constitution in 1995 that calls for equal rights of women, including Affirmative Action to bridge existing gaps. Ethiopia has revised gender discriminatory legal provisions in the Family Law and Penal Codes, showing a firm political commitment to gender equality and the advancement of women.


Proposed Gender Strategic Plan for the Government Plan 2014- 2018

This document corresponds to a fifth product of the international consultancy for the development of a Gender Strategy Plan 2014-2017. Government of the Republic of Honduras; formulated a product as follows: "Final Document on the inclusion of proposed in the Sectoral Planning as part of the mandate of the Presidential Strategic Planning, Budget and Public Investment".


Promoting Gender Equality in New Aid Modalities and Partnerships: Experiences from Africa

Promoting Gender Equality in New Aid Modalities and Partnerships: Experiences from Africa

This report reflects country-level experiences shared at the Burundi regional consultation on Aid Effectiveness and Gender Equality in Africa in July 2006 consultation on the gender equality opportunities and challenges arising from aid reform processes. Cases from Zambia, Kenya, Senegal, Ghana and Burundi are explored in the report.