Women's Empowerment

Gender Lens Investing in Asia

Led by Patty Alleman, senior gender advisor for USAID/RDMA, and Joy Anderson, president of the Criterion Institute, this assessment builds on Criterion’s work during the last five years to build the field of gender lens investing. In this assessment, gender lens investing is defined as intentionally integrating a gender analysis into financial analysis to make better investment decisions. As Jackie VanderBrug, senior vice president at U.S. Trust, said, “This is a lens and not a limitation.

Gender and Livelihoods Impacts of Clean Cookstoves in South Asia

This study commissions by The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and conducted in partnership with Practical Action, analyzes the gender impacts of clean cooking solutions on households that have adopted them, as well as women’s current and potential involvement in ICS market systems in each of the three South Asian countries: India, Bangladesh and Nepal. 

Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. We recognise that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development.

Gender, Poverty and Environmental Indicators on African Countries

Governments in Africa are eager to minimize the risks associated with green growth and enhance the opportunities it brings. Green growth is a departure from the resource-intensive business-as-usual growth of the past that has led to the depletion of natural and other resources.

The Gender Dimensions of Expenditure and Revenue Policy and Systems

Most governments have expressed a commitment to gender equality goals but there are often inconsistencies between policy statements and the ways in which public finances are raised and spent. Most governments have also expressed a commitment to greater transparency and accountability.