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Despite increasing evidence that households do not always function as one, policies regarding land and property rights are often formulated at the household level, assuming the primary adult male is the landowner. Because land policy reform has typically focused on changing household, rather than individual, rights to land, many of the data are collected at the household rather than the individual level. As a result of a combination of these factors, securing women’s land rights has remained a largely unaddressed issue by policymakers. So as to inform the formulation of policies and...
This learning brief synthesises lessons drawn from CARE’s Adaptation Learning Programme for Africa (ALP), which has been supporting vulnerable communities in sub-Saharan Africa to adapt to the impacts of climate change since 2010. It is based on evidence and practical experience in implementing community based adaptation (CBA), about gender dynamics and the ways in which CBA can increase adaptive capacity and promote gender equality. It identifies the factors shaping gender dynamics and adaptive capacity and gives examples of how to integrate gender into CBA approaches as well as outlining...
The IUCN Global Gender Office has developed new Environment and Gender Index (EGI) datasets in preparation of UNFCCC COP21.  EGI Brief: Gender & Mitigation Actions- Key data on gender in mitigation initiatives, a gender assessment of the intended nationally determined contributions (INDCS), and gender trends in nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAS) and low-emission development strategies (LEDS) EGI Factsheet: Gender and Climate Finance - Key data on women’s participation in finance decision making, in finance ministries and climate finance mechanisms, and gender policies and...
The Global Gender Gap Index presented in this Report seeks to measure one important aspect of gender equality: the relative gaps between women and men across four key areas: health, education, economy and politics. The Index points to potential role models by revealing those countries that—within their region or income group—are leaders in distributing resources more equitably between women and men, regardless of the overall level of available resources. The Global Gender Gap Index was developed in 2006, partially to address the need for a consistent and comprehensive measure for gender...
The banking crisis that erupted in 2007 triggered a massive drop in investment, output and employment not only in Europe and the United States, which were at the epicentre of the crisis, but in other parts of the world as well. While much of the response by policy makers and governments has focused on bailing out the financial sector (‘Wall Street’) and, to a lesser extent, dealing with its implications for economic output and jobs (‘Main Street‘), far less attention has been given to its impact on people’s well-being, including their ability to care for themselves, their families and...
This whitepaper hopes to serve as a thought leadership piece and guide to help grantmakers realize how adopting a gendered approach will create deeper impact and result in improved returns. It intends to put the onus on the givers (funders) and doers (non-profits) to drive conversation and action on the critical role gender plays in the socio-economic development of India; demystify the concept of using a gender lens; trigger self-evaluation; and pave the way for more funders and non-profits to actively adopt a gender lens.
By Melinda French Gates "The development field needs to be more serious about gender inequities and women’s empowerment. By ignoring gender inequities, many development projects fail to achieve their objective. And when development organizations do not focus on women’s empowerment, they neglect the fact that empowered women have the potential to transform their societies. I also review the Gates Foundation’s record on gender and propose some approaches to improve it."
"This research applies a ‘gender lens’ to social businesses to facilitate women’s economic empowerment and make markets more inclusive. Its outcomes, while preliminary, tend to confirm what the World Bank pointed out in “Investing in women is smart economics” (2006): introducing gender-integration strategies in social business is not only the ‘right’ thing to do, but it is also economically sound. The research suggests that social businesses flourish when they reduce gender discrimination and that women-led social enterprises can even generate more revenue than their male-led counterparts."
Created for policymakers, programmers, and practitioners at all levels, Roots for the Future is a compilation of the latest information and evidence on gender and climate themes, as well as strategies for ensuring climate change decision-making, policies, and programmes are gender-responsive. Case studies are woven throughout the text, supporting readers to find targeted recommendations to advance the efficacy of their own work. 
Jeannette Gurung was one of the panelists discussing ending poverty in all its forms and achieving gender equality, during the Responsible Business Forum on 4 November in Singapore.  Watch the video of the session: