Multimedia: Presentation on ‘Gender Equality & Poverty Reduction; Good Practices & Lessons Learned’

Great presentation made by Agnes Quisumbing on March 9th at the United Nations that provides valuable insights as the MDGs are under review. To see the presentation

Resource: Paper from Concern on “Women Marginal Farmers–Mobilizing for Change”

When Concern Worldwide (UK) launched its Unheard Voices campaign in late 2007, the focus was on highlighting the needs of marginal farmers – those whom we define as ‘farming yet hungry’. The majority of these marginal farmers are women and more recently we have shifted our attention to the specific challenges and needs of women >> Read more

Publication: Cultivating Global Food Security A Strategy for U.S. Leadership on Productivity, Agricultural Research, and Trade

By Johanna Nesseth Tuttle, J. Stephen Morrison, Senator Robert P. Casey Jr., Senator Richard G. Lugar, and Representative Betty McCollum, cochairs Apr 27, 2010 These recommendations from leaders in government, business, academia, and the nongovernmental and philanthropy communities emphasize the importance of U.S. leadership and commitment to improving food security and making agriculture a priority >> Read more

Publication: Gender and Development: An Evaluation of World Bank Support, 2002-08

Gender and Development: An Evaluation of World Bank Support, 2002-08 This book assesses the effectiveness of the World Bank's 2001 gender strategy and the results from it. Findings include include redoubling efforts to institutionalize the accountability framework and develop the monitoring system envisioned in the 2001 Gender Strategy, establishing a results framework, and restoring a >> Read more

Resource: The Global Monitoring Report 2010, the MDGs After the Crisis

What is the human cost of the global economic crisis? This year’s Global Monitoring Report (GMR) examines the impact of the worst recession since the Great Depression on poverty and human development outcomes in developing countries. Although the recovery is under way, the impact of the crisis will be lasting and immeasurable. GMR provides a >> Read more

Resource: Young Feminist Wire launch

The Young Feminist Activism and Communications teams at AWID are thrilled to share with you the launch of the Young Feminist Wire, an online platform for young women working on women's rights and gender equality everywhere around the world. The Wire is a hub of information by, about, and for young feminists: tools and resources, >> Read more

Database: World Bank Frees Up Development Data

The World Bank Group now offers free access to more than 2,000 financial, business, health, economic and human development statistics (including ones on gender) that had mostly been available only to paying subscribers. This effort will allow access to data and information from the World Bank's databases.  For more information, visit the

Resources: The Drum Beat – Issue 541 – Women’s Political Engagement

How can communication strategies, tools, and activities enhance women's political participation and candidacy toward enhancing gender equity and democracy and governance around the world? This issue of The Drum Beat examines this question by providing a sampling of summaries from our various knowledge sections. From the Communication Initiative Network - where communication and media are >> Read more

Resource: The Socio-economic and Gender Analysis Programme (SEAGA)

The Socio-economic and Gender Analysis (SEAGA) Programme was established in 1993 to promote gender awareness when meeting development challenges. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Labour Organization (ILO) the World Bank and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) initially undertook the development of the SEAGA materials. The Programme aims to increase awareness of >> Read more

Resource: Presentations on women and land access from World Bank Annual Land Policy Conference

THEME 3: RESEARCH AND CAPACITY BUILDING CAP1: Improving women’s land access: Options and lessons Chair: M. Verveer, Ambassador at Large for Global Women’s Issues, USA Does inheritance law reform increase women’s access to assets? Evidence from South India A. Goyal, World Bank Policy reform towards gender equality in Ethiopia: Little by little the egg begins >> Read more