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Paula Yacoubian is running for office in 2022. Hussein Malla / AP Photo
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Meet the women fighting to change the face of Lebanese politics
Female politicians still face numerous obstacles despite momentum for change. On a sunny afternoon near a busy motorway in Beirut, former Lebanese MP Paula Yacoubian sits in the headquarters of her charitable organisation. Launched nearly a decade...
Tuesday, June 01, 2021
Mind the (Funding) Gap!
By Yukihiko Hamada and Khushbu Agrawal There’s no denying that money plays an important role in politics. However, if the flow of money in politics, commonly known as political finance, is not well regulated, the danger is that this can mean that...
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Making Laws Work for Women and Men: A Practical Guide to Gender-Sensitive Legislation
This ODIHR guide looks at the legislative process as a vital entry point for gender mainstreaming, while taking into account the direct and tangible impact of legislation on people’s lives. It is primarily intended for members of parliament and...
Friday, July 10, 2015
Money Matters: Female Parliamentarians and Domestic Financing for an Equal Post-2015 Agenda
  The United Nation's Third International Conference on Financing for Development is around the corner (13 - 16 July).     In line with the overarching topics of the Conference, such as the emerging Post-2015 Financing for Development consensus and...
Inez Murray, CEO, Global Banking Alliance for Women, addresses the Joint Side Event: "Transformative financing for gender equality and women’s empowerment: Expectations from the Financing for Development process." Photo: Ryan Brown/UN Women
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Mobilizing greater global investment in gender equality and women’s empowerment
To mobilize global leaders to increase the scale and scope of funding for gender equality commitments, UN Women, together with the Permanent Missions of Mexico and Sweden, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the...
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Money in Politics Keeps Women Out of Office, USA
Women make up less than 20 percent of Congress. Out of 100 senators, 20 are female; out of 435 representatives, there are 78 women. According to the World Economic Forum, that puts the United States at 60th in the world for political equality...
Friday, October 25, 2013
Money in Politics: A study of Party Financing Practices in 22 countries
Corruption related to political party financing poses a great threat to democratic development worldwide.The study investigates party financing issues accross 22 countries.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Money in Politics Handbook: A guide to Increasing Transparency in Emerging Democracies
This handbook is a primer on the topic of money in politics with special emphasis on the role of disclosure. “Money in politics” refers to the funds used for electioneering and influencing political processes. “Political finance” is an umbrella term...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Minimum standards for the democratic functioning of political parties
Political parties that share a commitment to democratic stability and that accept the norm of political contestation can help to deepen common democratic foundations even while they pursue the more particular interests of the citizens and groups...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Miami Advocacy and Politics Workshop - 12/2/13
Advocacy 101 is a two-hour course that gives an overview of policymaking at the state legislative and municipal levels of government. The course illustrates basic forms of advocacy as well how to effectively communicate with elected officials and...
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Malawi: Women Groups Receive Business Boost From Their MP
Machinga — Member of Parliament for Machinga Likwenu, Mwalone Jangiya has provided K150,000 to five women groups from Kaudzu Village at Liwonde in the district to enable them venture into small businesses to improve their livelihoods. Jangiya...
Friday, April 26, 2013
Municipal Finances - A Learning Program for Local Governments
Municipal finances are central to many new urban and local governance projects, as their strategic management plays a critical role in ensuring long-term sustainability of local services and infrastructure. However, the tightening of fiscal...
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Mapping Aid Effectiveness and Gender Equality in Asia Pacific: Regional Issues and Trends
This report provides an overview of the issues and trends that emerged from mapping studies on aid effectiveness, gender equality and women’s empowerment in Indonesia, Nepal and Papua New Guinea. The studies sought to provide data on the extent to...
Monday, April 14, 2008
Measuring Democratic Governance: A Framework for Selecting Pro-Poor and Gender Sensitive Indicators
By presenting methods for generating pro-poor gender sensitive indicators, this framework assists policy-makers to monitor and evaluate democratic governance at the country level.
Friday, February 01, 2008
Myth and Reality of Women's Entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa Region
Nadereh Chamlou Senior Advisor, Economic & Sector Work and Regional Gender Coordinator, Office of the Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa Region, World BankIn most countries, women's entrepreneurship is associated with micro-finance...