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Gender and REDD+: Key Issues and Recommendations including for SBSTA Gender and REDD+: Key Issues and Recommendations including for SBSTA

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Date added: 06/23/2014
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On MAy 2014, USAID joined with the Global Gender Office (GGO) of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to organize and host a technical workshop on gender and REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation) where participants engaged in dynamic discussions on the lessons learned, best practices, challenges, gaps and needs among the different countries where gender and REDD+ initiatives have been developed or are at nascent stages. This is a brief summary on the three-day workshop key results.

 

 

 

Energy, poverty and gender in Indonesia: rural electrification from social analysis  to reform of the energy sector Energy, poverty and gender in Indonesia: rural electrification from social analysis to reform of the energy sector

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Date added: 03/28/2014
Date modified: 03/28/2014
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Energy, poverty, and gender evaluations were i) conducted in Indonesia j)and Sri Lanka from 
September 2000 to September 2001. Team experience and a literature review of past and 
present rural electrification issues in industrial and developing countries are incorporated. 
The field investigations were conducted in two phases: a qualitative phase with 
participatory surveys and interviews, and a quantitative phase with structured surveys 
among 3,600 households and firms engaged in small-scale productive activities (1,800 in 
each country). Unelectrified, and long-time or more recently electrified rural 
communities were included in the sample. 
This report focuses on two determinant aspects of electrification with regard to 
poverty and gender: (a) the benefits realized by rural households and by communities as a 
whole, with special emphasis on the poor and women, and (b) the conditions of access to 
electrification for all, including the poorest of society. This report also makes 
recommendations for a more poor-friendly electrification process, and for a more 
comprehensive evaluation of quantified benefits.
 
This work, based on field studies c) in Indonesia and Sri Lanka, intends to reflect the voices d) of rural populations about the power sector and the electrification process.

Gender at Work A Companion to the World Development Report on Jobs Gender at Work A Companion to the World Development Report on Jobs

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Date added: 03/09/2014
Date modified: 03/09/2014
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(C)The World Bank

Empowering women and girls is vital in order to achieve our twin goals: ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared pros- perity.  Gender at Work looks closely at existing constraints as well as policies and practices that show promise in closing the gaps. A companion to the 2013 World Development Report on jobs, the report advocates investing more in women’s capabilities and elim- inating structural barriers such as laws that bar women from own- ing property, accessing financing, or working without permission from a male relative.

Public and private policies and actions can promote equality over a lifetime. This includes education and training during youth and creating opportunities for women to participate in paid work during their economically productive years. It extends to imple- menting equitable old-age labor regulations combined with ap- propriate social protection later in life. 

Assessing the Role of Microfinance in Fostering Adaptation to Climate Change Assessing the Role of Microfinance in Fostering Adaptation to Climate Change

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Date added: 02/09/2014
Date modified: 02/09/2014
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Copyright OECD 2010 

This identifies areas of opportunity where microfinance could be harnessed to play a greater role in fostering adaptation, as well as its limitations in this context. It also explores the linkage between the top-down macro-financing for adaptation through international financial mechanisms and the bottom- up activities that can be implemented through microfinance. 

Strengthening access to finance for women Strengthening access to finance for women

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Date added: 02/03/2014
Date modified: 02/03/2014
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(c) International Finance Corporation 2011 
 
The aim of this report is to provide evidence and recommendations on expanding the ability of women entrepreneurs to pursue economic opportu- nities, invest additional capital, hire more employ- ees, and grow their businesses.
Women entrepreneurs make significant contribu- tions to their economies. Because financing is an important means by which to pursue growth opportunities, addressing women entrepreneurs’ specific needs in accessing finance must be part of the development agenda.