2021 UN Public Service Awards

As the world continues to grapple with the wide-ranging impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the innovation, accountability and effectiveness of public administrations to respond to the crisis and to ensure a green, inclusive and sustainable recovery is more crucial than ever. The pandemic has further underscored the need for governments and institutions to be better prepared for a crisis in all its forms. Whether a health pandemic, natural disaster, climate change, or economic shocks,...

Priorities of Gender equality and External development aid to Kyrgyzstan

The publication decribes two main features:
1. Development in the Kyrgyz Republic, an institutional mechanism to promote
gender equality, responsible for the formulation of national programs and
strategies for gender equality and women's empowerment;
2. The analysis of the flow of funding policies of gender equality and empowerment of women authority of local resources, official development assistance contributions to the development of national level in the Kyrgyz Republic.

What do aid architecture and new aid modalities have to do with gender?

The purpose of this GTZ working paper is to provide guidance for the mainstreaming of a gender approach in new aid architecture and aid modalities. The author argues that gender equality is still not being adequately addressed or mainstreamed in current aid architecture and modalities. In practice, this offers an opportunity to incorporate gender into the new modalities as a guide for action, based on the principles set forth in the 2005 Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and the Accra Agenda for Action.

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.

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.

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 for consideration by the Commission including the adoption of Gender Responsive Budgeting.