Gender cuts across all the themes, with resources on issues such as maternal health, education, social norms, power, rights, and employment.
Blog: Gender equality and progress on the sustainable development goals
Jenny Edwards, Programme Officer at the Institute of Development Studies, explores gender equality and progress on the Sustainable Development Goals in response to the synthesis of evidence on the gendered nature of poverty and wellbeing from 122 research grants funded through the Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research since 2005.
The world's poorest people lack capital and skills and toil for others in occupations that others shun. This project examines randomised evaluations of an innovative anti-poverty program which tackles capital and skills constraints at the same time in an effort to encourage occupational change among the world’s poorest women.
Researchers measure the gender impact of poverty alleviation interventions in rural India and Bangladesh, including how impact has been mediated where cultural attitudes affect women's work and the affect of interventions.
Principal Investigator: Naila Kabeer. Lead Organistion: London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Co-investigators: James Heintz (University of Massachusetts Amherst) and Simeen Mahmud (BRAC University)
Principal Investigator: Erik Achille Swyngedouw. Lead Organisation: University of Manchester (Environment, Education and Development)
Co-Investigators: Mary Lawhon (University of Pretoria); Henrik Ernstson (University of Manchester)
Recent research recognises the importance of political settlements in determining the equitability of development and societal stability. This research on political settlements analyses the different roles that women and men play in determining a given settlement.
This project builds upon earlier research into the potential role of charity and philanthropy to support development, using Colombo as a case study.