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SADC Barometer Issue 2

Debates about development in the regional context invariably contain specific or implicit references to increased trade. Within the context of Nepad, the argument is also for more trade, rather than aid. So what have the countries of Southern …

Claiming Space Reconfiguring Women’s Roles in Post-Conflict Situations

"The paper explores the possibilities of using the institutional frameworks of the United Nations (UN)and the African Union (AU) to include women in peace negotiations, peace-building and post-conflict reconstruction efforts. It contends that women …

Uganda needs to Increase Domestic Resources to Finance Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment Interventions

This brief examines both domestic and donor spending on interventions intended to promote Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) in Uganda. We note that GEWE interventions are largely financed using domestic resources. Nonetheless, domestic …

Uganda's Performance towards Tracking Budget Allocations for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment

Uganda adopted the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, which commits to provide transformative financing for gender equality and women’s empowerment. The commitment is aligned to SDG indicator 5.c.1, which seeks to measure government efforts to track budget …

Nutrition Knowledge and Women's Empowerment Improve Child Nutrition Outcomes in Rural Ethiopia

Ending malnutrition in its various forms is a key policy challenge for national and international development efforts. The long-standing approach to ending malnutrition in poor countries has had its focus primarily on improving the availability and …

Women's Empowerment in Africa: Building Successful Female Entrepreneurs

Women’s entrepreneurship and empowerment continue to be key focus areas of development initiatives and action in Africa. While an increasing number of women occupy leadership positions in political, social and economic sectors, this has not translat…

Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture and Child Nutritional Outcomes in Rural Burkina Faso

Across developing countries, women play an important role both as producers of major food crops and in improving household nutrition. This research paper aims to assess the effect of improving women’s empowerment on the nutritional status of childre…

L'Autonomisation des Femmes Dans L'agriculture et les Résultats Nutritionnels des Enfants dans les Zones Rurales du Burkina Faso / Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture and Child Nutritional Outcomes in Rural Burkina Faso

Across developing countries, women play an important role both as producers of major food crops and in improving household nutrition. This research paper aims to assess the effect of improving women’s empowerment on the nutritional status of childre…

Social Capital Promotes Women's Empowerment in Kenya

Women’s empowerment is essential for pro-poor growth and sustainable development. When women are economically empowered, a direct path to poverty eradication, inclusive economic growth and gender equality opens up. One way to bring about this empowe…

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