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Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Lynda Pickbourn, Léonce Ndikumana - Journal of International Development, 2016

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid for Gender Equality and Development

Blog
Finn Tarp - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

International Women’s Day on 8th March 2016 is a time to celebrate. It is also a time for reflection. We must constantly remind ourselves that while the world community adopted (i) the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1979, (ii) the...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– A Panel Analysis of Aid for Education
Linda Kleemann, Peter Nunnenkamp, Rainer Thiele - Journal of International Development, 2016

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid for Gender Equality and Development

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Gender Inequality and the Allocation of Aid
Axel Dreher, Kai Gehring, Stephan Klasen - World Development, 2015 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

We investigate whether donors give more aid to countries with larger gender gaps in education, health, or women’s rights, and whether they reward improvements in those indicators. We find some evidence that high gender gaps in education and health are associated with higher allocation of...

Research Brief pdf
UNU -WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

Aid projects that specifically target women tend be better at increasing gender equality than those that mainstream gender. The gender gap can be narrowed through public works that focus on providing decent employment for women as well as training and micro-finance for...

Working Paper pdf
– What Works and Why?
Andrea Cornwall - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

Revisiting foundational feminist work on the concept of empowerment from the 1980s and 1990s, this paper draws on the findings of a multi-country research programme, ‘Pathways of Women’s Empowerment’, to explore pathways of positive change in women’s lives, in diverse...

Research Brief pdf
UNU -WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

Only three out of 36 World Bank investments in Malawi, Mali, Niger and Rwanda appropriately address women’s unpaid care work. Despite the lack of World Bank investments specifically targeting unpaid care work, Bank investments do appear to be increasingly integrating...

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Naoko Otobe - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

The paper attempts to examine the extent to which the ILO-supported projects have contributed to women’s economic empowerment and well-being i.e., from a gender perspective. The paper provides the ILO’s perspectives on gender dimensions of employment promotion (involving income...

Position Paper pdf
UNU-WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

This position paper on Aid and Gender Equality was prepared by UNU-WIDER under the ReCom programme of Research (Re) and Communication (Com) on foreign aid. It aims to provide a coherent up-to-date overview and guide to a complex issue in the development field: the relation between aid and gender...

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Sam Wong - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

We develop the climate finance-gender equity framework in this paper and use the ‘contextual-procedural-distributive’ equity as a lens of analysis to examine how climate finance helps challenge, and reinforce, gender inequities in the mitigation, adaptation and disaster management...

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Eugenie W. H. Maïga - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper examines the impact of foreign aid on gender equality in education outcomes in developing countries. Heterogeneity effects by type of aid received and by type of recipients are investigated using system GMM methods. The results indicate that aggregate aid disbursements to the education...

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– A Return to Instrumentalism in Development Policy and Practice?
Jasmine Gideon, Fenella Porter - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

There has been a significant increase in funding for health programmes in development over the last two decades, partly due to the formation of public-private partnerships. This paper examines the impact of public-private partnerships from the perspective of women’s health, and asks whether...

Research Brief pdf
UNU-WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

Sub-Saharan Africa receives 48 per cent more family planning aid than other regions. Countries with high fertility rates and large populations tend to receive more family planning aid The USA’s Mexico City Policy (MCP) reduces total foreign aid to family planning by...

Blog
Tony Addison - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

28 January 2014 Tony Addison The first Angle of 2014 comes amidst the start up of our new research programme which is now kicked off. It has three big themes: transformation, inclusion and sustainability. We’ll be putting up further details of projects and conferences on the website...

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Åsa Torkelsson - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

Agriculture is a main contributor to pro-poor growth in Africa, but gender inequalities in the sector hold back agricultural growth and affect household welfare negatively. The sector has been characterized by a lack of gender-disaggregated data and patchy gender-integration in policies and...

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– a Panel Analysis of Aid for Education
Linda Kleemann, Peter Nunnenkamp, Rainer Thiele - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

The aid allocation literature has neglected gender-specific needs for aid. We assess the hypothesis that gender inequality in education is more likely to affect the aid allocation of donor countries with female leadership in the relevant ministry. We find no evidence for a needs-based allocation of...

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