What Gender Equality Advocates Should Know About Taxation

Considering revenue collection and taxation as a strategy in work for women's rights and poverty alleviation is important. Different forms of taxation, and the complexities of taxation systems, frequently include a number of gender biases. For example, consumption taxes may be biased against poor women who spend a larger proportion of their incomes on consumption goods. It is important to understand and eliminate these biases for both gender and social equity.

Road to Busan

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.

Policy recommendations from the international conference on decentralization...

The international Conference on Decentralization, Local Power and Women's Rights: Global Trends in Participation, Representation and Access to Public Services was held from 18-21 November 2008, in Mexico City. The present document emerged from the analysis and experiences shared during the Conference and the work of IDRC-supported researchers. It comprises a set of policy recommendations that, for the first time, define a global agenda on gender and decentralization.

Impact of Government Budgets on Poverty and Gender Equality

In this paper, Simel Esim (2000) focuses on expenditure and revenue instruments of fiscal policy as strategic entry points for engendering macroeconomics. The paper also includes a discussion of the potential implications of monetary policy and overall fiscal stance on poverty and gender equality.

Gender Equality Marker Guidance Note

The guidance note sets out commom principles and standards for gender equality markers systems that track and report on allocations and expenditures for gender equality and women's empowerment.

Financing for Gender equality and Tracking Systems

This note provides an overview of existing gender equality markers and reviews issues relating to the tracking and monitoring of investments related to gender equality and women’s empowerment. It is intended as an input into the development of a guidance note for the UN system on principles and standards for the design, implementation and reporting systems on investments that support gender equality and women’s empowerment in the UN system.

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

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 progress in Millennium Development Goal 3: gender equality and women's empowerment.

Call for action on Gender and Development: Towards Effective, Inclusive Development (final)

This call for Action was issued following the meeting on “Gender and Development: Towards Effective, Inclusive Development” Organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Republic of Korea and co-hosted by UN Women, in July 2011. The meeting sought to work towards a consensus on the political message that partner countries, DAC members, South-South cooperation providers, multilaterals and CSOs can engage to ensure a catalytic role of gender equality in achieving development goals.

Financing the unfinished business of gender equality and women's rights: priorities for the post-2015 framework

This technical paper analyses investments by OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donors in six policy areas that are priorities for the post-2015 development agenda because of their catalytic impact on achieving gender equality and women’s rights: girls’ education; sexual and reproductive health and rights; women’s economic empowerment; women, peace and security; women’s participation and leadership; and, violence against women and girls. It is intended for representatives from donor agencies, partner governments and civil society.