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Our Resource Guide on Governance issues concentrates on research relating to democratic governance, fragile states, institutional development, justice, good governance, public sector & service delivery and urban governance.

New resources on governance in Nigeria
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Eldis has partnered with SPARC (the State Partnership for Accountability, Responsiveness and Capability programme) to offer the latest resources on good governance in Nigeria. The resources offer information on actual experiences in governance reform with the ideas, tools and methods presented, examples for others to adopt, adapt or take forward.

Latest Documents

Women Consortium of Nigeria (WOCON) Statement on the President's Inauguration Speech: Women's Issues are National Issues
2011
In response to the Nigerian President Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan’s inauguration speech following his election in 2011, the Women’s Consortium of Nigeria (WOCON) issued this statement making strong demands for a more i...
Women's rights and gender equality in the post-2015 framework
Womankind, 2014
This paper calls for women’s rights to be central to the post-2015 development framework. It is a collaborative publication produced by Womankind Worldwide, the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Kenya, Liberia Women Media Actio...
Women's Land Link Africa country fact sheet: Nigeria
2014
This factsheet gives a statistical and categorical overview of information pertaining to land tenure, land legislation and land policies in Nigeria. It highlights past and existing legislation regarding land holding and tenure, inheri...
Gender and Power Relations in Nigeria
R. I. Ako-Nai 2013
Written by various authors, this book explores the past, present and future of gender and relations in Nigeria. The first chapter explores whether western feminist theories are applicable in Africa. The first part of this b...
Transitional justice gender: political perspectives for societies in transition
Heinrich Boell Foundation, 2014
In post-war periods, and in the aftermath of serious, systematic human rights violations, forms of gender-based violence (GBV) are usually forgotten during the processing of the past and reconciliation phase. Yet, successful and lasti...
Compendium of Emerging Good Practices in Gender Mainstreaming
2009
To highlight efforts undertaken by African States to mainstream gender in their policies, strategies and programmes, the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has compiled this Compendium of Emerging Good Practices in Gender Mainstr...
The G20 and Gender Equality - How the G20 can advance women’s rights in employment, social protection and fiscal policies
Heinrich Boell Foundation, 2014
Across G20 countries and beyond, women are paid less than men, do most of the unpaid labour, are over-represented in part-time work, and are discriminated against in the household, in markets and in institutions. In 2012, in the Los C...
Empowering women for stronger political parties: a guidebook to promote women's political participation
J. Ballington / United Nations Development Programme, 2012
Over a period of eighteen months, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) compiled twenty case studies of party activities to promote women’s political empowerment. Drawing on t...
Political Parties in Africa through a Gender Lens
R. Kandawasvika-Nhundu / International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance / International IDEA, 2014
One of the persistent democratic deficits throughout the world is women’s lack of influence in politics. In relation to political parties in particular, the voice of women in decision-making remains insufficient, and, in some ca...
Assessment of the evidence of links between gender equality, peacebuilding and statebuilding: literature review
Overseas Development Institute, 2013
This report provides an overview of the knowledge base on gender-sensitive approaches to peace-building and state-building in fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCAS). Although not a systematic review, it uses systematic princi...
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