Women's Empowerment

Publications listed by date

image

Fast Facts: Gender and Democratic Governance

UNDP strives to ensure that women have a real voice in all governance institutions, from the judiciary to the civil service, as well as in the private sector and civil society, so they can participate equally with men in public dialogue and decision making. When women participate in decision-makingmore

image

Guidance Note: UNDP's Role in Achieving MDG 5: Improve Maternal Health

This Guidance Note describes and explains UNDP’s role in supporting key  partners to accelerate and sustain progress on MDG 5. It outlines three pillars of UNDP action to improve maternal and reproductive health; highlights initial lessons learned from UNDP efforts in this area; and offersmore

image

UNDP in Action 2011

This report takes stock of achievements made in 2010/2011 and provides momentum for meeting future demands. On the ground in 177 countries and territories worldwide, UNDP continues to assist governments in empowering their citizens through projects and programmes that make a difference in people'smore

image

Chemicals and gender

Guidance document describes important linkages between development, gender, and chemicals management. While policymakers are beginning to understand the important role played by the sound management of chemicals in economic and social development, it is also important to recognize the significantmore

image

Leading Resilient Development - Grassroots Practices & Innovations

This publication presents a set of grassroots women’s development innovations that build community resilience. The women’s groups and collectives described in this publication are grassroots women’s groups, whose survival and everyday lives are directly affected by natural hazards and climatemore

image

Corruption, Accountability and Gender: Understanding the Connection

Understanding corruption’s linkages to gender equality issues and how it impacts women’s empowerment is part of the process of advancing women’s rights and understanding gender dimensions of democratic governance. UNDP and UNIFEM’s work on gender and democratic governance aims to enhance themore

image

Price of Peace: Financing for Gender Equality in Post-Conflict Reconstruction

UNDP-commissioned case studies in Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Southern Sudan and Timor-Leste examine whether and how resources were allocated and used in post-conflict reconstruction initiatives to promote gender equality and address women’s needs. They also examine how funding of post-conflictmore

image

Corruption, Accountability and Gender: Understanding the Connection

Understanding corruption’s linkages to gender equality issues and how it impacts women’s empowerment is part of the process of advancing women’s rights and understanding gender dimensions of democratic governance. UNDP and UNIFEM’s work on gender and democratic governance aims to enhance themore

image

Support for Local Governance and Gender Mainstreaming in Southern Sudan

 This synthesis note presents the main findings of the assessment of Democratic Governance Thematic Trust Fund (DGTTF) projects on Support for Local Governance and Gender Mainstreaming in Southern Sudan. Published as part of the DGTTF Lessons Learned Series. more

image

Latin America and the Caribbean Human Development Report 2010

The Regional Human Development Report for Latin America and the Caribbean 2010 champions a new approach to understanding and tackling the prevailing inequality in terms of human development plaguing Latin American and Caribbean countries. The report is divided into six chapters, which explore themore

image

Gender, Climate Change and Community Based Adaptation Guidebook

The Gender, Climate Change and Community Based Adaptation Guidebook presents a wealth of experiences and examples taken from the UNDP-GEF Community-Based Adaptation Programme that are being piloted throughout the world. The Guidebook will be useful for any community-based practitioners who wish tomore

image

Gender Equality and Taxation

This Issues Brief series explores gender issues in taxation. It is based on the findings from a research project that examined how direct and indirect taxation policies affected women and men in Argentina, Ghana, India, Mexico, Morocco, South Africa, Uganda and the United Kingdom. more

image

UNDP in Action 2010

This report takes stock of achievements made in 2009/2010 and provides momentum for meeting future demands.  In 2009, in many of the countries where it operates, UNDP continued to experience a high demand for development support in its areas of specialization particularly covering povertymore

image

Policy Brief: Employment Guarantee Policies

This Policy Brief discusses the importance of addressing issues of gender equality and employment guarantee policies, targeting UNDP country offices and their national partners (e.g., national, regional and local governments and parliaments, academia,media, civil society and the private sector). Itmore

image

Asia-Pacific Human Development Report 2010

A Turning Point for Gender Equality in Asia and the Pacific   The report focuses on the critical question of advancing gender equality, as seen through the prism of women’s unequal power, voice, and rights. Despite the region’s many economic gains, the Report chronicles how in many instancesmore

UNDP Global Programme
2014 to 2017

The Global Programme is the architecture that allows UNDP to provide coherent global policy advice and programme support services, based on country and regional programme experiences and drawing on the pool of evidence, knowledge and expertise gained by UNDP across all development settings.

View More
UNDP's Annual Report
New Partnerships for Development

Our 2013-2014 Annual Report spotlights results from actions across core dimensions of development, from jobs and food security, to well-run elections, to crisis recovery, to the management of finite natural resources.

View all Annual Reports
Fast Facts
Gender Equality and UNDP

The promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women is central to the mandate of the United Nations Development Programme. Gender equality, centered in human rights, is critical to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and sustainable development.

Fast Facts: Gender in Crisis Countries

UNDP works to expand women’s citizenship, participation and leadership, and advance women as decision-makers.

Our work on Women's Empowerment
View More
Knowledge Exchange
thumbnail

Teamworks is UNDP's knowledge sharing exchange that allows development professionals to gain and share knowledge

Human Development Data

Human Development Index (HDI) figures are available as part of the Google Public Data Explorer tool.