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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;...


A study of the economic costs for the implementation of the Albanian legislation against domestic violence

Knowing the economic costs of the activities of state institutions is necessary for budgeting addressing the implementation of the legislation against domestic violence. Therefore, in this document we have presented two study reports which provide data on the costs of the prevention of and fight against domestic violence in Albania, and help the calculation of the relevant expenses. The findings of this study will help strengthen the activity of the relevant authorities and will improve the...


A Gender Analysis of the Impact of Indirect Taxes on Small and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam

A Gender Analysis of the Impact of Indirect Taxes on Small and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam

This paper on SMEs in Vietnam, looks into biases that help explain the higher costs and lower profits of female-owned enterprises.  It brings together gender analysis, small scale enterprise analysis, and gender budget analysis in a development context by demonstrating that gender matters not only to the ownership of an SME, but also to its most likely principal activity, the stock of the assets that it possesses, the labour that it utilizes, the costs that it faces, the revenues that it...


A Difference between Men and Women - The Income

This study by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance discusses existing income discrepancies based on current statistics and examines the effects of taxation, which is gender-neutral in its legal formulation, on these differences, especially with regard to the most recent tax reform.


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.


Albania: Time Use Survey (2010-2011)

The main goal of the Albanian Time Use Survey is to develop nationally representative estimates of how people divide their time of various life activities. The main objectives to be achieved through the time use survey were: • To measure the amount of time spent by the Albanian population on different activities; • To identify gender differences in time use patterns with special focus on paid and unpaid work activities; • To carry out the survey in full accordance with the...


Advancing the process of gender budgeting in the Pacific

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This paper attempts to briefly examine the level of readiness/preparedness of Pacific Island countries (PICs) to advance the process of incorporating gender-responsive budget initiatives into national policies and public expenditure management systems. The paper touches on the "how to" mechanisms for progress based on the recommendations of the Ninth Triennial Conference of Pacific Women in 2004. It was jointly written by Suhas Joshi, Public Financial Management Advisor, the Pacific Financial...


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.


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...


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...