Women's Empowerment

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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-conflict more

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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 the more

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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 the more

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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

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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 the more

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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 to more

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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

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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 poverty more

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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). It more

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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 instances more

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Ensuring Gender Equity in Climate Change Financing

Climate change impacts - and the global community’s responses - have significant social, economic and environmental implications, including on issues of gender equality. This publication examines these links between gender equality, climate change and achievement of the Millennium Development more

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Financial and Economic Crisis - Guidance Note

This Guidance Note highlights the differentiated impacts of the ongoing crisis on poor women and men and the associated implications for economic development and growth. It makes recommendations for UNDP country offices and their national partners for harmonizing their actions and for assisting more

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Policy Brief: Unpaid Care Work

This Policy Brief provides insight into to the importance of addressing issues of gender equality and unpaid carework in national development policies and strategies. It targets UNDP country offices and their national counterparts (e.g., national, regional and local governments and more

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Gender Responsive E-governance: Exploring the Transformative Potential

This primer highlights some of the key gender-related issues regarding e-governance in the context of UNDP’s Democratic Governance work. It presents entry points for continued programming on gender and e-governance and makes recommendations for closing the existing gender gap in specific more

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Arab Human Development Report 2009

Arab Human Development Reports (AHDRs) engage institutions and citizens in the Arab countries in global concerns so as to build understanding and consensus around regional and national development priorities. They also identify disadvantaged groups of population and regions and suggest policies, more

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.

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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.

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Human Development Data

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