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The purpose of this guide is to provide access to relevant, diverse and credible research on the role of gender equality issues in achieving development goals. It aims to inform dialogue, learning and the sharing of good practice around areas such as gender mainstreaming, measuring change, legal and policy frameworks on gender and human rights, and successful initiatives from the field.
Gender and Indicators: Key Issues Guide
BRIDGE produces a new Eldis key issues guide on gender and indicators.

2015 signals the end of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) era and the creation of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This new Key Issues Guide on Gender and Indicators provides an overview of some debates and approaches on measuring change in gender equality.

The guide updates some of the key issues originally covered in BRIDGE’s popular 2007 Cutting Edge Pack on gender and indicators and discusses the proposed stand-alone SDG on gender. It also considers what more needs to be done to design measuring frameworks and approaches that go beyond assumptions of linear change around cause and effect, and can capture the complexity of change in the lives of women, men, girls and boys. The guide contains a carefully selected collection of resources for further reading on this topic.

Latest Documents

Is women's work a pathway to their agency in rural Egypt?
Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2015
Whether work is performed for household members’ consumption (subsistence work) or for sale to others (market work), it may be an enabling resource for women’s agency, or their capacity to define and act upon their goals. ...
From Commitment to Action: Financing gender equality and women’s rights in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals
2015
This four-page brief provides an overview of OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) members’ aid to gender equality since the MDGs and identifies priorities for financing gender equality in the implementation of the post-20...
The well-being of elderly survivors after natural disasters: measuring the impact of the Great East Japan earthquake
S. Sugano / Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, 2015
The Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011 had a devastating impact on the northeastern part of Japan. In a quasi-experimental situation, using panel data collected six months after the earthquake from the Japanese Study of Agi...
Afghanistan gender equality report card: evaluating the Government of Afghanistan’s committments to women and gender equality
EQUALITY for Peace and Democracy, 2015
Since 2001, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) has made over 2,300 explicit commitments to the women of Afghanistan on gender equality in laws, treaties and agreements, policies, and strategic documents, a f...
How gender shapes adolescence: diverging paths and opportunities
Young Lives, 2015
The effectiveness of policies aimed at reducing gender-based inequalities continues to be undermined by knowledge gaps around the determinants, mechanisms, experiences and outcomes of gender dynamics and discrimination in childhood. I...
Female employment in MENA's manufacturing sector: the implications of firm-related and national factors
A. Fakih; P.L. Ghazalian / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2015
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has realised significant advances toward improving women’s well-being and social status over the last few decades. However, women’s employment rate in the MENA region remains ...
Flexible labor regulations and informality in Egypt
J. Wahba; R. Assaad / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2015
Do flexible labour market regulations reduce informal employment? This paper examines the effects of changes in labour regulations on the incidence of formal employment. Using the case of Egypt, it studies the effects of the introduct...
Gendering the costs and benefits of the Arab uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt using the gallup surveys
R. Salem / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2015
The literature on gender and the Arab “Spring” has documented the role of female activists in the uprisings and analysed the implications of Islamists’ electoral successes for women. However, little is known about ho...
Wages and inequality in the Egyptian labor market in an era of financial crisis and revolution
M. Said / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2015
This paper investigates the pattern of wages and wage inequality in Egypt over the period 1988-2012, a time of substantial economic and political changes, including the recent global financial crises and the January 25th 2011 revoluti...
UNIFEM’s Work on Gender-Responsive Budgeting
K Johnson / United Nations Development Fund for Women, 2009
Placing gender equality and women’s empowerment as central to budget reform is a strategic lever for significant change to women’s lives. This report forms the third phase of an evaluation of UNIFEM’s Gender Responsi...
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