Based on analysing World Bank and other donor post-conflict reconstruction (PCR) loans and grants from rights-based, macroeconomic and microeconomic perspectives, this research paper concludes that few PCR projects identify or address gender discrimination issues. Bank PCR investments hardly reflect Bank research recognizing that gender inequality increases the likelihood of conflict and gender equality is central to development and peace.
Engaging the Principles of the Paris Declaration - Discussion Paper
On 22-24 August 2007 UNIFEM and the Government of Indonesia convened government and civil society representatives from 11 countries in the Asia Pacific region in Jakarta, Indonesia. This report examines the main challenges that have emerged from efforts by gender equality advocates in the Asia Pacific region to advance gender equality goals under each of the Paris Declaration principles.
This practical guide is designed to help staff in development agencies and their partners to plan and execute a Poverty Impact Assessment (PIA) and to interpret better the findings produced.PIA helps donors and partner countries to identify the intended and unintended consequences of their interventions. PIA integrates already established approaches, their terminologies and procedures. Its novelty is that it merges them into one modular approach. PIA is thus not just another “tool” for development practitioners.
(short version)These guidelines revise and update the first (2003) version of the guidelines. The original version was well received within the Commission services and also among partner governments and other donors. Since 2003 many programmes supporting sector approaches have been developed, including in sectors and regions where this approach is new. This revision is intended to take into account the new policy and legal framework, the commitments made by partner governments and donors in signing the Paris Declaration on aid effectiveness, as well as lessons learned in working with sector approaches in the past few years, including in new regions and sectors.
This volume asks the question “Who answers to women?” at a pivotal moment. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) agreed to in 2000 contain a commitment to achieving gender equality andwomen’s empowerment, including indicators and concrete targets related to girls’ education and to maternal mortality.It demonstrates that the MDGs and other international commitments to women will only be met if gender-responsive accountability systems are put in place both nationally andinternationally. The chapters in this volume examine how gender-responsive changes to accountability systems are enhancing women’s influence in politics and their access to public services, to economic opportunities, to justice, and fi nally to international assistance for development and security.