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Supporting Trade and Gender Equality: Operationalizing the Women’s Economic Empowerment Agenda

Recent high-level commitment to tackling gender inequality and supporting women’s economic empowerment should be celebrated. But real change happens when these commitments are translated into on-the-ground initiatives that empower women to engage with and benefit from economic opportunities. Trade facilitation, infrastructure and logistics initiatives provide an entry point for operationalizing the women’s economic empowerment agenda….

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Rio+20: What might it mean for international development?

World leaders will gather in Rio de Janeiro on 20–22 June 2012 for the United Nations (UN) Conference on Sustainable Development, better known as Rio+20. The conference will mark the 20th anniversary of the historic first Earth Summit, held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. The 1992 summit was attended by over 100 heads of state,…

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How Vulnerable and Marginalized People Define Safety and How Donors Can Help: The case of Burundi

This report documents how certain representatives of vulnerable groups in Burundi define their personal security and how that relates to the definitions employed by Burundi’s key development partners. It suggests that their definitions are shared for the most part but that further effort is needed to create greater livelihood security and include civil society representatives…

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Vulnerable Groups and Security in Timor-Leste: An Overview

This report reviews the security situation of vulnerable populations in Timor-Leste, focusing on women, children, the disabled and the displaced. It identifies and assesses the success of support programs, with particular focus on policing and the Vulnerable Persons Unit. The report argues for greater inclusion of civil society representatives in security decision-making and for further…

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Consultation and Free, Prior and Informed Consent

This guidebook (available in Spanish only) provides an overview of ethnic rights to free prior and informed consultation and consent within the Colombian context. The first part outlines the rights enshrined in domestic and international law, including ethnic concepts and definitions. The second part provides guidance for Indigenous and Afro-Descendent communities towards implementing these rights…

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Establishing a Legitimate Development Co-operation Architecture in the Post-Busan Era

This working paper examines the proposed changes to the post-Busan governance structure and provides an analytical framework to assess the merits and challenges for establishing a legitimate governance mechanism for the development cooperation architecture. We argue that the success of Busan in establishing a Global Partnership and making it truly global will depend on the…

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Aid and Taxation: Is Sub-Saharan Africa Different?

Since the Monterrey Consensus in 2002, there has been increasing emphasis on domestic resource mobilization (DRM) to meet the MDGs. Nowhere are the challenges to DRM more pronounced than in sub-Saharan Africa, with its low savings rates, high dependence on foreign aid and weak capacity to mobilize domestic resources. In fact, aid receipts are higher…

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Rights-Based Approaches to Development: Implications for NGOs

The rights-based approach to development has swept through the global development assistance sector during the last fifteen years. As a result, bilateral development donors, international organizations, and development-oriented nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are increasingly committed, in theory, to implementing human rights. This commitment has dramatically accelerated the discursive and organizational merger of the global human rights and development policy communities. What impact—if…

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Gender Dimensions of Trade Facilitations and Logistics

The World Bank’s International Trade Department and the Gender and Development Unit in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management network are collaborating to produce guidance notes in order to help people working in the field identify and assess the gender dimensions of trade projects. These resources will be of particular interest to practitioners working on…

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Freedom through Association: Assessing the Contribution of Female Police Staff Associations to Gender-Sensitive Police Reform in West Africa

Do women’s police associations in fragile situations help or hinder the police reform process? NSI’s gender and police reform work examines how integrating women into reform processes can make security institutions more representative, more democratic and more effective. Earlier NSI research on women and policing suggests that female police staff associations have the potential to be important agents…

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