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April 2019
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
This report provides a comprehensive view of practices and developments in the governance, implementation and performance of budgeting across OECD countries. It looks at recent practices such as the application of medium-term frameworks and the use of data and analytics to highlight the impacts of policies on concerns such as gender equality and the environment.
March 2019
Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers (CGIAR)
This publication focuses on the management of the nexus of energy, food and natural resources in sub-Saharan Africa, with a clear focus on gender roles and implications. It presents case studies that showcase a range of options available to improve biomass use, especially in locations and among populations who currently depend on conventional fuels like firewood or charcoal. Although many of these options are context specific, the provided examples demonstrate that generalizable options exist to improve energy access, reduce waste, protect our soils and empower women.
March 2019
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
The study explores the link between financial returns and gender diversity; the lack of women in the industry; and steps needed to achieve gender balance. One of the key findings of the report is that private equity and venture capital funds with gender-balanced senior investment teams generated 10 percent to 20 percent higher returns compared with funds that have a majority of male or female leaders.
January 2019
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
This policy brief, Off-grid productivity: powering universal energy access, outlines how mainstreaming productive uses of energy (PUE) can drive economic development, boost demand for energy, and support governments' sustainable development plans based upon evidence and experiences from the Energy Change Lab, a programme led by IIED and Hivos that works closely with partners in Tanzania on productive uses of energy (PUE) for community entrepreneurs.
November 2018
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), International Center for Integrated Water Resources Management, International Hydrological Programme
The Climate Risk-Informed Decision Analysis (CRIDA) provides a crucial framework to enable water managers and policy makers to assess the impact of climate uncertainty and change on their water resources and work towards effective adaptation strategies.
November 2018
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
This policy brief examines experiences with gender mainstreaming and the situation of women, men, girls and boys in Lao PDR to identify some of the barriers to inclusive economic growth, gender equality and poverty reduction. The purpose is to provide recommendations to help promote gender equality in the country's National Green Growth Strategy (NGGS) and as green growth is mainstreamed into national planning and policy-making.
October 2018
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Energy Technology Innovation in South Asia: Implications for Gender Equality and Social Inclusion addresses how energy systems and services can improve women’s economic empowerment. It argues that integrating gender equity considerations into technology design and drawing women into this process is not only an equal employment opportunity issue, but is also crucially about how the world we live in is shaped, and for whom.
May 2018
Smart Prosperity Institute (SPI)
The working paper, Identifying Promising Policies and Practices for Promoting Gender Equity in Global Green Employment, is a synthesis of existing literature for promoting and optimizing women’s employment in manufacturing, construction and transportation.
May 2018
Smart Prosperity Institute (SPI)
The Creating and Optimizing Employment Opportunities for Women in the Clean Energy Sector in Canada report examines the role of women in energy production.
March 2018
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Research increasingly demonstrates the benefits of integrating gender considerations into the energy value chain and throughout the power sector.

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