Poverty Reduction

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.

Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (SARD) Policy Brief

Sustainable, agriculture, rural development and poverty reduction depend on unleashing women’s contribution to household food security and income, improving access to resources and services and enhancing the benefits of policy reforms for their economic and social well-being and empowerment.

Gender Poverty and Environmental Indicators

This is the eighth volume of Gender, Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries published by the Statistics Department of the African Development Bank Group. As from this year's edition, the innovation relates to the presentation of a special feature article on various gender, poverty and environmental issues of interest to Africa's development agenda.

Economic and Social Perspectives Policy Brief: Women and Rural Employment

About three quarters of the world’s poor live in rural areas. Among those, women constitute a particularly vulnerable, yet crucially important group for social and economic development. Investing in rural women is thus not only a moral imperative; it can also be a promising strategy to effectively fight poverty and hunger.

The MDGs and Beyond: Pro-Poor Policy in a Changing World

This Poverty in Focus reviews the experience of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to date and asks what we can do to accelerate MDG progress in the years 2010–2015 and beyond. These debates acquire greater significance as we enter 2010 and embark on the discussions leading up to and beyond the UN review of the MDGs. The global economic crisis has changed the context within which MDG debates will happen.