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Show us the money is violence against women on the HIV&AIDS funding agenda?

Show us the money is violence against women on the HIV&AIDS funding agenda?

In response to the growing body of evidence on violence and HIV&AIDS, and in response to calls by human rights advocates for effective action on these issues, international institutions and national governments have articulated a concern to address gender-based violence, including within the context of HIV&AIDS. Little is known, however, about what is actually being done to address these issues in policies, programming and funding, and whether the efforts that are underaway are truly based on...


A Users' Guide to Measuring Local Governance

A Users' Guide to Measuring Local Governance

This Guide was preared by Alexandra Wilde, Shipra Narang, Marie Laberge and Luisa Moretto UNDP Oslo, 2009. The publication compiles existing knowledge on decentralization and local governance measurement and provide a platform for understanding and navigating the array of assessment tools that exist, focusing on particular issues such how to select amongst the existing (or decide to design a new set of) local governance indicators; how to deal with the preparation and launching of an assessment;...


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...


Advancing Human Rights: the State of Global Foundation Grantmaking

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The report provides a snapshot of the landscape of global human rights grantmaking in 2014.


An Investment that Pays off: Promoting Gender Equality as a Means to Finance Development

An Investment that Pays off: Promoting Gender Equality as a Means to Finance Development

This paper identifies the linkages between gender equality and financing for development, with an eye to connecting these results to concrete policy implications that can be adopted by developing countries to ensure a win-win outcome: greater gender equality, resource mobilization, and improvements in societal well-being. Under the conditions of financial resource constraints, especially, investing in the improvement of gender equality in a country can stimulate economic growth for the whole...


An Overview of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and the New Aid Modalities

An Overview of the Paris Declaration on Aid  Effectiveness and the New Aid Modalities

This first primer of the AWID Aid Effectiveness and Women's Rights Series published in 2008 provides an overview of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and the subsequent new aid modalities that have emerged from donor discussions to foster a more effective and efficient use of resources for financing development.


A Commonwealth Initiative to Integrate Gender into National Budgetary Processes

A Commonwealth Initiative to Integrate Gender into National Budgetary Processes

This paper by the Commonwealth Secretariat (1999) provides a rationale for the strategic goals of the Commonwealth Gender Budget Initiative at the national level and highlights the need for integrating a gender perspective in macroeconomic policies and budgets. In addition, the paper outlines the necessary tools required for a gender analysis of the budget and the results from pilot initiatives in Sri Lanka and South Africa.


Aid in Support of Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment

Aid in Support of Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment

The report prepared by the OECD DAC provides statistics on aid focused on gender equality and women's empowerment extended by DAC members. The statistics are basedon Members' reporting on the Gender Equality Policy Marker.  Information includes the share of aid focussed on gender equality, top ten recipients, a sector breakdown and marker coverage for each DAC donor.


Aid and Gender Equality. Research and Communication on Foreign Aid

Aid and Gender Equality. Research and Communication on Foreign Aid

The paper provides a comprehensive overview and guide to complex issue of linkages between aid and gender equality. Moreover, the position paper addresses the intricate linkages and identifies existing challenges for future action in development practice and research with a view to increasing aid efficiency.