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Report of the UN Secretary-General on Financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women

Report of the UN Secretary-General on Financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women

The present report of the UN Secretary-General on Financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women, January 2008 has been prepared in accordance with the programme of work of the Commission on the Status of Women for 2007-2009, which identified Financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women as the priority theme for the fifty-second session. The report analyses the current situation of financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women and proposes recommendations...


Road to Busan

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This document prepared by the Working Party on Aid Effectiveness (WP-EFF) provides background information on the High Level Forum 4. It includes a description of the purpose, structure, substantive ;themes, preparation process and milestones.


How Can Aid be Gender Responsive? (French)

How Can Aid be Gender Responsive? (French)

The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (PD) commits donors and partner countries to reform aid management and delivery in order to strengthen its development outcomes. Through the Declaration, development partners commit to implementing common arrangements for planning, funding, disbursing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on donor activities and aid flows at country level. To respond to these requirements, donors have collectively put in place a number of mechanisms to better coordinate...


How do donors collectively address gender issues in joint coordination mechanisms at country level?

How do donors collectively address gender issues in joint coordination mechanisms at country level?

The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (PD) commits donors and partner countries to reform aid management and delivery in order to strengthen its development outcomes. Through the Declaration, development partners commit to implementing common arrangements for planning, funding, disbursing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on donor activities and aid flows at country level. To respond to these requirements, donors have collectively put in place a number of mechanisms to better coordinate...


How Can Aid be Gender Responsive? (Spanish)

How Can Aid be Gender Responsive? (Spanish)

The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (PD) commits donors and partner countries to reform aid management and delivery in order to strengthen its development outcomes. Through the Declaration, development partners commit to implementing common arrangements for planning, funding, disbursing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on donor activities and aid flows at country level. To respond to these requirements, donors have collectively put in place a number of mechanisms to better coordinate...


How Can Aid be Gender Responsive? (Portuguese)

How Can Aid be Gender Responsive? (Portuguese)

The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (PD) commits donors and partner countries to reform aid management and delivery in order to strengthen its development outcomes. Through the Declaration, development partners commit to implementing common arrangements for planning, funding, disbursing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on donor activities and aid flows at country level. To respond to these requirements, donors have collectively put in place a number of mechanisms to better coordinate...


DAC guiding principles for aid effectiveness, gender equality and women's empowerment

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Recent reforms of aid delivery, most notably the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (2005), have provided new opportunities and mechanisms to translate donor and government commitments into improved practice results and impacts. Achieving internationally agreed development goals will however not be possible without progress on gender equality and women's empowerment. A the same time, implementing the Paris Declaration's overarching partnerships commitment is a powerful way of accelerating...


The gender perspectives of the financial crisis

The gender perspectives of the financial crisis

This paper by Stephanie Seguino, University of Vermont Date in March 2009 argues that the economic and financial crisis provides an opportunity to rethink the role of government in the economy. The author suggests that addressing the economic crisis requires among other interventions a direct focus on women's well-being. Women are likely to be targeted first for jobs layoffs, but have the fewest reserves with which to shield themselves and their children from the drop in income. Targeting public...


AWID Primer: CSO's Engagement in the Aid Effectiveness Agenda

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This third primer in the AWID Aid Effectiveness and Women's Rights series focuses on describing how the parallel tracking process is being undertaken independently by CSOs and, most recently, some women's rights organizations. This primer seeks first to provide a background and overview of this parallel process, then identifies some pressing concerns, and lastly presents some recommendations from the civil society perspective.


AWID Primer: Monitoring and Evaluation of the Paris Declaration Implementation

AWID Primer: Monitoring and Evaluation of the Paris Declaration Implementation

The monitoring and evaluation process of implementation of the Paris Declaration has been broadly debated among civil society organizations involved in the aid effectiveness process. This primer prepared by the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) in 2008 presents a general overview of this process, the key results of the first official round of monitoring, and the main concerns and recommendations put forward by CSOs participating in the parallel process towards the HLF3. The...