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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.
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In 2014, the Inspection and Evaluation Division of the Office of Internal Oversight Services undertook an evaluation of UN Women’s normative work. The objective of the evaluation was to determine, as systematically and objectively as possible, the relevance and effectiveness of UN Women in achieving its mandate in support of gender equality through normative support work and its link with operational activities.
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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.
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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.
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The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) report is based on comprehensive official statistics and provides the most up-to-date summary of all goals and their targets at and regional levels, with additional national statistics available online. Results show that concentrated efforts to achieve MDG targets by national governments, the international community, civil society and the private sector are working to lift people out of extreme poverty and improve their futures.
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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.
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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.
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This study assesses the ways agricultural investments affect women and men in Zambia through two case studies, the Kaleya Smallholder Company Ltd and ETC Bio-Energy Ltd, to then provide recommendations for investors and policymakers.
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This report examines how agricultural investments in Ghana affect economic opportunities for women, as compared to men. It draws on a case study of the Integrated Tamale Food Company and provides recommendations for investors and policymakers.
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This report examines how agricultural investments in Lao People's Democratic Republic affect rural employment opportunities for women and men as well as their access to land. It also provides policy recommendations on key issues.
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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNACTD) aims to contribute to the analysis of the linkages between trade policy and gender equality, and to the related international debate, by looking at specific country experiences. This study is one in a series of case studies that are being conducted by UNCTAD in six developing and least developed countries, namely Angola, Bhutan, Cabo Verde, Lesotho, Rwanda and Uruguay.
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This publication summarises the unique experience of the community listeners' clubs set up in Niger and the Democratic Republic of Congo by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)-Dimitra and its partners. These action-based information and communication processes have proved so successful that Dimitra decided to share the experience.
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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) aims to contribute to the analysis of the linkages between trade policy and gender equality, and to the related international debate, by looking at specific country experiences. This study is one in a series of case studies that are being conducted by UNCTAD in six developing countries, namely Angola, Bhutan, Cabo Verde, Lesotho, Rwanda and Uruguay.
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A progress report to World Health Assembly World Health Organization (WHO), 2011.
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This progress report examines a plan to tackle problems of poor nutrition through awareness campaigns and policies involving health, education and agriculture.
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Studies indicate that the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) has changed in a number of ways. Most encouragingly, the practice is declining. This can be observed when looking at data from countries in which at least two surveys are available, showing that the prevalence has reduced in a number of countries.
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Policies to expand trade and to promote Bhutan´s unique overall goal of maximizing "gross national happiness" should be linked to strategies for educating women and enhancing their positions in society and in the economy, a new United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) study says.
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This publication presents a set of grass-roots women’s development innovations that build community resilience. The women’s groups and collectives described in this publication are grass-roots women’s groups, whose survival and everyday lives are directly affected by natural hazards and climate change.
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Case studies from Ethiopia, Malawi, Nepal, and Rwanda: The case studies highlight policy innovations to improve and accelerate access to sexual and reproductive health, improved outcomes, and continuing actions to achieve universal access.
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The Millennium Development Goals Report 2010 was launched in New York by the Secretary-General on 23 June 2010. The report, which presents the yearly assessment of progress towards the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs), warns that while some progress has been made, it is uneven. And it pinpoints the areas where the accelerated efforts are needed to meet MDGs by 2015.