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Economic Empowerment, Poverty, and Development Collection

Resources about poverty and opportunities for economic empowerment and development.

economic justice

Child In Need Institute (CINI) every day that the really big ones or I mean I have a gamete I don’t way home

CINI’s overarching aim is to enable poor people, women and children to take control of their lives and have a share in sustainable development. We are active in deprived communities, both in villages and low-income urban settlements. We seek to break the vicious cycle of poverty, malnutrition, ill-health, illiteracy, abuse and violence, affecting in particular children and women.

case studies

Neither heroines nor victims: Women migrant workers and changing family and community relations in Nepal

Pourakhi, an organization established by women returnees in 2003, has collected more than 1,700 case studies on returnee women migrant workers in Nepal. This paper delves into 307 of these, as well as a consultation with 14 returnee migrant women from 14 districts, to better understand the reintegration process. Rather than focusing on a (necessary) critique of labour markets and on the high human, social and financial costs of migration, this study aims at giving voice to the subjectivities of migrant women in Nepal, as less attention has been paid to this aspect. It unpacks their reasons for undertaking international migration and their struggle for capability to secure a livelihood in the context of globalization.


The UN Women gender and economics training manual

This manual on gender and economics is intended to provide basic- and intermediate-level training to development practitioners, including governments and policy and programme staff in international development agencies.


Women in Cities International (WICI)

Women in Cities International (WICI) was founded in 2002 as a not-for-profit network focusing on gender equality and the participation of women in urban development.

economic justice

Global Gender Gap Report

The Global Gender Gap Report ranks 145 economies according to how well they are leveraging their female talent pool, based on economic, educational, health-based and political indicators.


Feminist Perspectives Towards Transforming Economic Power: Buen Vivir

This article introduces Buen Vivir both as a concept and in its implementation in public policies in Bolivia. The notion that Buen Vivir is gender neutral is examined in light of the fact that the main challenges are dismantling patriarchal power structures, the restriction of women’s participation in decision making, and recognizing the gender inequalities within Indigenous communities.