poverty

This research project aims to investigate the impacts from fossil fuel subsidy reform on poor women in Bangladesh, India and Nigeria. This initial scoping report finds no primary, quantitative research on the question of the gender-differentiated impact of fossil fuel subsidy reforms. However, there is a large body of literature linked to energy access and […]

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This brief synthesizes research findings, analysis and policy recommendations on making social protection floors work for women. The idea of a social protection floor (SPF) is now firmly established on the global development agenda. Defined as a set of minimum guarantees, including basic income security for children, working-age adults, older people and people with disabilities, […]

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Due to societal roles and responsibilities, women, as the globally predominant users of natural resources, are disproportionately affected by the degradation of natural resources. Nevertheless, women are systematically left out of management discussions and action. This document examines the relationships between poverty, gender and natural resource management, and the ways in which women’s empowerment can lead to improved economic opportunity and ecosystem health.

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This document is about the important role of gender mainstreaming in the microfinance work conducted by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). IFAD works to ensure that poor rural women and men are empowered to achieve higher incomes and improved food security. Rural microfinance is one way to work toward this goal. This guide is intended as an overview of gender issues for rural finance practitioners. 

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Gender Makes the Difference: Poverty and environment

Seventy percent of the world’s poor are women; therefore, this fact-sheet shows the importance of including a gender perspective in poverty reduction and sustainable development policies and programs. Poverty impacts women and men differently with respect to energy access, land rights, health, caring for the sick, and fuel and water collection. 

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