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 […]
Ending the scourge of global energy poverty has rightly become an international priority – but governments and the international community still lack the tools and approaches necessary to deliver on this important objective. One major reason for this is that current approaches do not meaningfully consider or understand the realities of energy-poor people or the […]
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, […]
The purpose of this case study is to present the findings of the practical implementation of solar warm water heaters as a new and specifically adapted technology to rural Georgian communities, and its gender implications.
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.
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.
From the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, Bridge Development-Gender prepared this report commissioned by the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (Sida). The report contains an overview of gender-poverty linkages accross different sectors of development.
Successful adaptation calls for a convergence of four distinct communities who have long been tackling the issue of vulnerability reduction through their respective activities–disaster risk reduction, climate and climate change, environmental management, and poverty reduction.
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.
Each contracting party of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) must develop National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) which must include the active involvement of all social groups. This factesheet highlights examples of how different countries included gender in their NBSAPs.