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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Equity, Inequality and Human Development in a Post-2015 Framework
We live in a very unequal world. Recent data suggest that the poorest 5 percent of Americans earn 35 times more than the poorest Zambians, after adjusting for relative prices (Milanovic 2011, p. 16, p. 9). Between 1980 and 2007, the top 1 percent of...
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Emerging Voices: Young Women in Lebanese Politics
Although Lebanon is known in the Middle East for its relative political openness and for the degree of freedom Lebanese women enjoy, it paradoxically has one of the lowest rates of women’s political engagement in the region. This report examines the...
Monday, September 12, 2011
Electoral System and Quotas in Nepal
The Women and Constitution Building Initiative in Nepal was initiated (June 2008) in the spirit of a newly formed Constitution Assembly (CA) which saw the election of a high percentage of women. International IDEA, together with its partners,...
Friday, March 25, 2011
Empowered and Equal: Gender Equality Strategy 2008 - 2011
The Gender Equality Strategy 2008-2011 - first launched in March - embodies UNDP's strong corporate commitment to deepen further our efforts to promote gender equality and women's empowerment. It is designed to complement and reinforce UNDP's...
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Everywhere and Nowhere: Assessing Gender Mainstreaming in European Community Development Cooperation
This briefing documents the experiences of civil society advocates in pushing for effective gender mainstreaming in the European development activities. This briefing calls attention to areas where policy and practice must be strengthened to meet...
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Explaining Women’s Representation: The Role of Legislative Recruitment & Electoral Systems
This paper examines the principal steps involved in the process of recruiting individuals to countries’ legislatures. It also looks at the effect of development, culture, and a country’s electoral system on women’s representation.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Equal Participation of Women and Men in Decision-Making Processes, with Particular Emphasis on Political Participation
This paper describes issues relevant to women's political participation, representation and leadership. It describes strategies to address the disparity between men and women, gender mainstreaming as a cross-cutting strategy, globalization, and...
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Equality in Politics: A Survey of Women and Men in Parliaments
This survey collates insights from both men and women parliamentarians into the factors that shape decision making. It provides concrete examples of how parliamentarians are working to attain gender equality in politics at the national level, and...
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Evaluating Democracy Support: Methods and experiences
This book shares new conceptualizations of methods and techniques for evaluating democracy support and points the way forward to potentially promising new developments.
Monday, June 04, 2007
Electoral Context and Quota Legislation
This paper describes the political background in Peru and addresses the strategies used and lessons learned after the enactment of ‘neutral’ gender quota law.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Empowerment Through Technology: Gender Dimensions Of Social Capital Build-Up In Maharashtra, India
This paper explores how and to what extent women and men have benefited from the build-up of social capital in technology uptake, and the role of women in this process. The focus of the paper is on collective action as a mechanism to stimulate...
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Engendering Development Through Gender Equality in Rights, Resources, and Voice
This report aims to improve understanding of the links between gender issues, public policy, and development in order to foster a stronger commitment to promoting gender equality. It examines extensive evidence on the effects of institutional...
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Enhancing Women's Participation in Electoral Processes in Post-Conflict Countries: Report of the Expert Group Meeting Jan. 2004
In January 2004, the UN Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and the Advancement of Women convened an expert group meeting in Glen Cove, New York. The expert group discussed and analyzed electoral processes in post-conflict countries and...
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Estonian Human Development Report 2002: Human Development and Policy Making
This report analyzes the formulation of policy regarding human development in Estonia. It examines the extent to which good governance principles, with the basic elements of decentralization, transparency, lawfulness and participation, are followed...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Evaluation of Gender Mainstreaming in UNDP
This report assesses the overall performance of UNDP in gender mainstreaming and promoting gender equality. It examines gender mainstreaming in policies and programmes; capacity and resources for gender mainstreaming within the organization; the...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Enhancing Women's Participation in Electoral Processes in Post-conflict Countries
This paper addresses the characteristics of electoral processes in post-conflict countries. It examines sources of international standards for women's participation in electoral processes, challenges and dilemnas faced by international bodies...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Energy and Women: National Consultation for Swaziland
This report outlines the problems faced by women in the energy sector of Swaziland. It explores solutions for alleviating women's energy problems in the country and identifies means by which they can develop sustainable energy projects that can...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Energy and Women: Generating Opportunities for Development
This report is the result of the National Consultative Meeting that was held in Blantyre, Malawi in June 1999. It discusses the particular energy situation in Malawi with respect to women's development needs and priorities; examines the role and...