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Economic Growth and Social Reproduction: Gender inequality as cause and consequence

21 September 2015

This paper examines how growth, social reproduction and gender equality are connected in ways that make paid and unpaid care work a key determinant of macroeconomic policy outcomes, growth and development. It was produced for UN Women's flagship report Progress of the World's Women 2015-2016 to be released as part of the UN Women discussion paper series. More

Who is benefiting from trade liberalization in Uruguay? A gender perspective

01 July 2015

This report encourages the reader to take into account the complexities of the trade and gender link and its numerous, and sometimes hidden, connections with the micro and macro components of economic and development processes. The research also highlights that Uruguay’s legal framework as well as social norms and stereotypes contribute to the role that women play in the labour market and society. More

TRANSFORM – The magazine for gender-responsive evaluation – Issue 2, July 2015

01 July 2015

In the second issue of TRANSFORM – The magazine for gender-responsive evaluation, the Independent Evaluation Office addresses a critical topic: women’s economic empowerment, a critical subject not only for achieving gender equality but also for overall development and poverty reduction. More

Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights

27 April 2015

Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016 brings together human rights and economic policymaking, and provides the key elements for a far-reaching new policy agenda that can transform economies and make women’s rights a reality. Through solid in-depth analysis and data, this evidence-based report provides key recommendations on moving towards an economy that truly works for women, for the benefit of all. More

Empirical analysis of the trade and gender links: Virtual institute teaching material on trade and gender (Vol. 2)

22 January 2015

The objective of this volume is to explain to readers how to carry out empirical analysis of the impact of trade on gender inequality. More

Unfolding the links: Virtual Institute teaching material on trade and gender (Vol. 1)

22 January 2015

This teaching material explores the consequences of trade for women’s economic empowerment and well-being and the impact of gender inequality on trade. More

Looking at trade policy through a 'gender lens': Summary of seven country case studies conducted by UNCTAD

01 December 2014

This paper presents summaries of the seven country case studies undertaken by UNCTAD during the period 2010-2014 on the topic of trade liberalization from a gender perspective. The case studies are on Rwanda, The Gambia, Lesotho, Cape Verde, Angola, Bhutan and Uruguay. The studies are part of UNCTAD’s activities on trade, gender, and development carried out by the organization in accordance with its mandate. More

Investment by TNCs and gender: Preliminary assessment and way forward

14 October 2014

This report is a preliminary assessment of the gender-specific impact of transnational corporations. It focuses mainly on gender equality, spanning the wage and employment impact of TNCs, and the related potential for women's empowerment. More

The Global Economic Crisis and Gender Equality

08 September 2014

The 2007-2008 global financial crisis and subsequent austerity policies have jeopardized the realization of women’s economic and social rights. The resulting job losses, decreased social services, and increased economic insecurity have weakened the capacity of people to perform unpaid care work. In this paper, UN Women calls on States to meet their human rights obligations by taking a transformative approach to economic and social policy and designing recovery policies that promote gender equality and women’s rights. More

Who is benefiting from trade liberalization in Rwanda? A gender perspective

01 September 2014

The study, Who is Benefiting from Trade Liberalization in Rwanda? A Gender Perspective, attempts to assess the impacts of Rwanda's trade policies on women and examines their role the country's economy. The report found that Rwanda has acknowledged the importance of gender equality and women's empowerment as tools for development and has made remarkable advances in furthering the status of women and girls - especially in education and political participation. More

Strategic Plan 2014–17: Making this the century for women and gender equality

01 June 2014

This brochure summarizes UN Women’s Strategic Plan 2014–2017 and presents the organization’s vision, goals and plan of action in a number of critical areas to support gender equality and women’s empowerment worldwide. More

Trade, Gender and the Post-2015 Development Agenda (Post -2015 Policy Brief No.3)

01 April 2014

The aim of this policy brief is to highlight some linkages between gender and economics, especially trade, in the context of the post-2015 development agenda and propose future targets and indicators for the areas covered by Goals 3 and 8. Indeed, only if women are economically empowered can they benefit from the opportunities arising from expanded trade. In turn, trade can play its role of “enabler” of development if flanking economic and social policies are in place. More

Employment trends 2014: The risk of a jobless recovery

21 January 2014

The study offers the latest and regional information and projections on several indicators of the labour market, including employment, unemployment, working poverty, gender gaps and vulnerable employment. More

Summary of the FAO policy on gender equality: Attaining food security goals in agriculture and rural development

01 January 2014

Gender equality is central to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) mandate to achieve food security for all by raising levels of nutrition, improving agricultural productivity and natural resource management, and improving the lives of rural populations. FAO can achieve its goals only if it simultaneously works towards gender equality and supports women’s diverse roles in agriculture and rural development. More

Realizing women's rights to land and other productive resources

08 November 2013

This publication provides guidance for lawmakers and policymakers, as well as civil society organizations and other stakeholders, to support the adoption and effective implementation of laws, policies and programmes to respect, protect and fulfil women’s rights to land and other productive resources. It is based on the results of an expert group meeting held in June 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland. More

Women and Natural Resources in Peacebuilding: Strengthening participation, improving protection and aiding empowerment

06 November 2013

As primary managers and users of natural resources in many conflict-affected contexts, women have a key role to play in peacebuilding but are often excluded from decision-making over natural resource management. This report analyses how women's empowerment and the sustainable use of natural resources can be pursued together to help build lasting peace. More

Who is benefiting from trade liberalization in Angola? A gender perspective.

01 November 2013

This study seeks to explore the impacts of Angola's integration into the world economy mainly as an oil exporter and in particular, to analyse whether there is a gender bias in the effects of trade. More

Trade, gender and development: Advocating inclusive and gender-sensitive economic development on a global level

09 July 2013

This report provides an overview of the work carried out by the Gender and Trade Unit at in the Division on International Trade in Goods and Services, and Commodities in UNCTAD. More

The fisheries sector in the Gambia: Trade, value addition and social inclusiveness, with a focus on women

01 July 2013

This report sets out a detailed analysis of the fisheries sector and its prospects for value-addition and social inclusiveness, with a focus on women. More

Powerful synergies: Gender equality, economic development and environmental sustainability

01 July 2013

This publication is a collection of evidence-based papers by scholars and practitioners that explore the interconnections between gender equality and sustainable development across a range of sectors and development issues such as energy, health, education, food security, climate change, human rights, consumption and production patterns, and urbanization. More

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