Poverty Reduction

Gendered Impacts of Commercial Pressures on Land

Across Africa, Latin America and Asia, land is a key productive and reproductive resource for the vast majority of rural women. Yet in the present global context of increasing pressures, women are both likely to be affected differently to men by large-scale land deals and also disproportionately more likely to be negatively affected than men because they are generally vulnerable as a group.

Breaking the rural poverty cycle: Getting girls and boys out of work and into school

The policy options detailed in this policy brief include improving the conditions of child laborers, integrating child labor regulations into local policy, and the need for rural schools to be amenable and accessible to the limitations of children laborers. (The QED Group LLC)

Making migration work for women and men in rural labour markets

The report details how migration disproportionately affects women due to the shift of burdens when men migrate to cities for work. It also discusses the role of remittances and the challenges of gender discrimination that women migrants face. (The QED Group LLC)

Women in infrastructure works: Boosting gender equality and rural development!

The report details how migration disproportionately affects women due to the shift of burdens when men migrate to cities for work. It also discusses the role of remittances and the challenges of gender discrimination that women migrants face. (The QED Group LLC)

UN-NGLS Civil Society Consultation for the High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

This report details the results of the recent civil society consultation that NGLS facilitated at the request of the Secretariat of the High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (#Post2015HLP) to gather inputs for consideration to inform the Panel’s meeting in Monrovia, Liberia, taking place from 30 January – 2 February 2013.

Pro-Poor Value Chain Development for High Value Products in Mountain Regions: Indian Bay Leaf

This publication presents the results of an action research project on value chains of Indian bay leaf that was designed to increase the benefit gained by the collectors of leaves, mainly poor mountain farmers, in selected villages in Uttarakhand, India, and Udayapur, Nepal. The research integrated the three crosscutting themes of poverty, environment, and gender into the value chain analysis and upgrading.

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