This report highlights two approaches to catalyzing women’s economic empowerment. The first is supporting women-led businesses through greater access to credit and other financial services. The second is supporting women’s access to secondary and tertiary education and vocational skills development so that they can effectively compete for high-quality work in the labour market. Women’s work, either paid or unpaid, must be made visible. Women’s contributions to economic processes matter, not only to women but also as a means of achieving broader development outcomes. No single initiative alone can independently fulfill conditions for empowerment, and not all strategies will fit to all contexts. The most effective programs will be those that listen to the needs of potentially impacted women and carefully evaluate their resources, strengths, and vulnerabilities. This report illuminates the need for further partnerships -- those that support the world’s women in achieving the economic empowerment that can lead to better lives.
This document presents a paper on promoting gender equality and empowerment of women and girl. The paper, a contribution to the African Regional Forum on Sustainable Development, assesses progress in the implementation of Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals, together with that of Goal 17 and aspiration 6 of Agenda 2063. The paper outlines the challenges and opportunities, then spells out key policy messages and policy recommendations designed to ensure that both agendas do not end up as missed opportunities for the continent.
This document presents The key messages from the report on the Sustainable Development Goals for the North Africa subregion. The key messages from the report can be summarized as follows: Sustainable development priorities, Crosscutting issues, Conclusions and recommendations.
This document presents the summary report on the Sustainable Development Goals for the North Africa subregion. The report was prepared within the framework of the Africa consultations on the post-2015 development agenda and the post Rio+20 follow-up processes. The report highlights the importance of themes not covered by the Millennium Development Goals at the subregional level and which are crucial to the achievement of the sustainable development goals, such as governance, corruption, climate change, green economy, employment and regional disparities. It identifies 4 global goals, 36 targets and 54 indicators. These are compared with programming priorities and matrices defined through a consultative approach in other subregions. The report identifies a certain number of risks which could undermine attainment of the goals and makes recommendations to prevent the failure of such an exercise. These recommendations include: (i) strengthening national data production and analysis systems; (ii) capacity-building to ensure greater ownership of the sustainable development goals and the systemic approach underpinning them; (iii) conduct of training and information campaigns on the green economy (sustainable development approach, principles, tools and benefits); (iv) mobilization of financial means, including internally; and (v) stakeholder coordination.
This document presents a Report on the Sustainable Development Goals for the North Africa subregion. The report was prepared within the framework of the Africa consultations on the post-2015 development agenda and the post Rio+20 follow-up processes. The report highlights the importance of themes not covered by the Millennium Development Goals at the subregional level and which are crucial to the achievement of the sustainable development goals, such as governance, corruption, climate change, green economy, employment and regional disparities. It identifies 4 global goals, 36 targets and 54 indicators. These are compared with programming priorities and matrices defined through a consultative approach in other subregions. The report identifies a certain number of risks which could undermine attainment of the goals and makes recommendations to prevent the failure of such an exercise. These recommendations include: (i) strengthening national data production and analysis systems; (ii) capacity-building to ensure greater ownership of the sustainable development goals and the systemic approach underpinning them; (iii) conduct of training and information campaigns on the green economy (sustainable development approach, principles, tools and benefits); (iv) mobilization of financial means, including internally; and (v) stakeholder coordination.
This document presents a technical note on African Gender and Development Index (AGDI). The AGDI was introduced by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in 2004 to measure gaps between the status of African men and women and assess the progress made by African governments in implementing gender policies. The ECA African Centre for Gender (ACG) prepared this note to ensure common understanding of the process by participating countries and assist them in implementing it effectively. It served as the main background document for the AGDI phase 4 methodology workshop held in June 2016 in Addis Ababa. The note is based on the AGDI Manual1 and an unpublished manuscript on the AGDI prepared by ACG2. Section II of the note discusses the importance of gender statistics and measuring progress towards gender equality. The third section discusses the objectives and composition of the process leading to the calculation of the AGDI, using examples from AGDI country reports. Section IV looks at the AGDI process. The issues discussed in this section include: the role of national gender machineries and national advisory panels in driving the AGDI process at the national level; ECA support to AGDI countries, including organization of the AGDI methodology workshop; and the administrative and financial processes involved in the AGDI process.
This document presents a report on Women’s economic empowerment-Boosting female entrepreneurship in Africa. Women’s economic empowerment is a process through which their capital (human, financial and physical) endowments increase along with their access to and benefits from economic opportunities, leading to improved agency and voice. Improving women’s labour market skills and increasing their financial and physical assets can not only empower women directly, but also improve their access to decent employment, with higher wages, better career prospects and competitive business performance.
This document presents a study on Improving access to finance for the empowerment of rural women in North Africa, Good practices and lessons learned. This study aims to identify difficulties and discriminations hindering women’s access to and control over funding resources, highlight best practice and analyse prospects for a better adjustment of strategies to enhance rural women’s access to finance, to promote their rights and role as development players. This study also raises the issue of how to develop rural areas through integrated development programs, in order to help stabilize women - but also educated rural girls - in their home environment, to root them deeply in that environment particularly by improving its economic attractiveness. Access to finance and qualitative support, along with the creation of alternatives and opportunities in new sectors such as information technologies, activities related to ecotourism and green economy, are a few of the courses of action this study recommends for consideration.
This document presents a study on sustainable development goals for north Africa. This study falls within the context of the elaboration of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), initiated by the Economic Commission for Africa, and conducted through a regional consultative process involving the five sub-regions of Africa. This process aims at allowing African countries contribute to the identification of the SDGs by incorporating thereto their development priorities for the period 2015-2035. The approach adopted consisted first of assessing the implementation of sustainable development policies in the seven countries of the sub-region of North Africa in order to draw up the development priorities for the future. National consultations currently conducted, in the context of identifying the post-2015 Agenda, in 5 countries of the sub-region (Mauritania, Morocco, Sudan, Algeria and Egypt) were reviewed and analysed. Results were used to refine the definition of these priorities elaborated as main goals taking into account on the one hand, recommendations of Rio+20 outcome document and included in the terms of references of the study, and on the other hand the issue of regional integration as a determinant to achieve sustainable development. Goals were then broken down into targets and indicators
This guideline document focuses particularly on gender implications in water and sanitation, including guiding principles and general recommendation during implementation and monitoring of water and sanitation programs/projects.
Measuring gender-transformative change, A review of literature and promising practices is a paper that discusses promising practices for measuring gender transformative change and looks at the literature for options to effectively include gender transformation in Monitoring and Evaluation systems. The paper is a joint product of CARE, World Fish, and CGIAR's Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems.
This report, the third official report from Lebanon, comes less than a year after Lebanon’s submission of its first and second reports (CEDAW/C/LBN/1 and CEDAW/C/LBN/2) considered by the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (hereafter referred to as “the Committee”) at its 691st and 692nd sessions in New York on 12 July 2005 (CEDAW/C/SR.691 and CEDAW/C/SR.692). This is Lebanon’s response to the agenda set for periodic reporting, pursuant to article 18 of the Convention on the Elimination of all Form of Discrimination against Women (hereafter referred to as “the Convention”).
The World Development Report 2018 (WDR 2018)—LEARNING to Realize Education’s Promise—is the first ever devoted entirely to education. And the timing is excellent: education has long been critical to human welfare, but it is even more so in a time of rapid economic and social change. The best way to equip children and youth for the future is to place their learning at the center. The 2018 WDR explores four main themes: 1) education’s promise; 2) the need to shine a light on learning; 3) how to make schools work for learners; and 4) how to make systems work for learning.
This document presents Toolkit on Gender in Water and Sanitation. The toolkit comprises ready-to-use material designed expressly for World Bank task managers working in the water and sanitation sector. It presents a range of tools for gender analysis and practical "how-to strategies collected from program and project experience around the world. It is one of a series of toolkits being designed to assist task managers in improving project performance by incorporating gender into their work. This first edition will be tested for its usefulness in all Regions. It will then be revised to incorporate lessons learned, as well as new developments and issues, regional perspectives, and additional examples of good practice.
This manuscript was prepared for the Expert Group Meeting on “Protecting the Arab Family from Poverty: Employment, Social Integration and Intergenerational Solidarity,” as part of 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family (2014), Doha International Institute for Family Studies and Development, 2-3 June 2013. Session II: Towards Work-Family Balance
Feminist transformative leadership is a learning experience with peasant and gatherer women in Brasil. The experience shared is part of a reflection on the “Changing the World with Rural Women” leadership training project instituted by Rede Mulher de Educação, a nongovernmental organization which I founded in Brazil in 1980. The project developed and acted upon the concept of feminist transformative leadership, which was found to be a better and more effective form of analysis than the old women in development and gender and development approaches.
This document presents a gender analysis report of operations in Tindouf, Algeria which was undertaken in the first quarter of 2019 commissioned by WFP country office in Algeria. The analysis was designed to identify strategic and systematic measurable gender responsive actions across all operations and to contribute to the implementation of the Interim Country Strategic Plan (ICSP) 2019-2022 over the next three years, with gender as a core element of assessment, implementation and monitoring of all programmes. The analysis had three main objectives: i) Gender analysis of the food security and nutritional context in which WFP Algeria’s operations are carried out. ii) If WFP staff and partners in Algeria are to be in a position to provide gender-responsive assistance they need knowledge on how to apply gender in the following main areas of operations: a. Nutrition and food security, b. Education and school feeding,c. Resilience and livelihoods. Iii) Provide recommendations that can be used to develop a Gender Action Plan to translate the ICSP commitments into concrete actions.
Human Development Indices and Indicators: 2018 Statistical Update is the product of the Human Development Report Office (HDRO) at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Human development is about human freedoms. It is about building human capabilities—not just for a few, not even for most, but for everyone. In 1990 UNDP published the first Human Development Report (HDR). Since then, it has produced more than 800 global, regional, national and subnational HDRs and organized hundreds of workshops, conferences and other outreach initiatives to foster human development. These activities have extended the frontiers of analytical thinking about human progress beyond economic growth, firmly placing people and human well-being at the centre of development policies and strategies.
This document presents a paper on Making Feminist Leadership Transformative and Sustainable, a life-long journey. This article focuses on the conceptualization of the element of sustainability that was largely lacking in feminist discussion and organization. It brings together the contributions of nearly four years of reflection and discussion in interviews, meetings and workshops between the IWE-WELDD team and Indonesian partners. This document aims to improve the vision and realization of ways of thinking, being, working and connecting with each other to support the transformation and sustainability of feminist leaders, organizations and movements.
مقال تناول كشف المديرة التنفيذية لاتحاد المرأة الأردنية عن وجود أكثر من 70 امرأة مصرية تم الإتجار بهن طوال الفترة الماضية في الأردن ،مؤكدة أن الأردنيين والعرب يستغلون الوضع الاقتصادي السيئ لمصر ويقومون بعرض الزواج من النساء المصريات بغرض الإتجار بهن