The World Federation of Development Financing Institution’s Knowledge Hub (WFDFI_KH) is an online portal that clusters knowledge and resources on development financing across all development intervention areas. It is a free-for all web space where development financing practitioners and enthusiasts could access existing and compelling knowledge products from a wide range of institutions, with diverse structure and procedures, engaged in supporting and promoting development finance and its crosscutting issues in advancing policies, processes, programs, projects and practices for the benefits of their beneficiaries and stakeholders. The two-fold purposes of the WFDFI_KH are shaping and advancing policy and advocacy positions that impact the development of the banking and finance community worldwide and improve DFI capacity, as well as facilitating knowledge management and sharing.
This study analyzes the relationship between four behavioral predictors the internal locus of control, impatience, optimism bias, and aspirations and healthcare decisions among low-income women in El Salvador. We find positive associations between internal locus of control and preventive health behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic (use of masks, distance, hand washing, and COVID-19 vaccination) and in general (prenatal checkups, iron-rich diets for children and hypertension tests).
Equality between women and men is a fundamental value and human right, enshrined in international law and the European Union’s treaties and legislation. It is a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.
Widespread evidence shows that gender equality is associated with faster economic development, higher income per capita, more efficient and effective businesses, more sustainable management of natural resources, social cohesion, peacebuilding and more stable societies overall.
At least 43 percent of smallholder farmers in Africa are estimated to be women. However, they typically have limited choice and knowledge of insurance services that can protect them against agricultural and climate-related risks. Since 2021, Pula and ADFI have been working together on closing the agricultural insurance gender gap. Through funding and technical assistance from ADFI, a human-centred design (HCD) research exercise was carried out in Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia between October and November 2021.
The mandate of the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services (MCDSS) based on the Government Gazette Notice No. 836 of 2016 is to implement various Basic Social Protection Programmes (BSPP) aimed at protecting, promoting and assisting the poor and vulnerable in society.
Programmes implemented by the Department of Community Development promote the livelihoods of poor people by providing livelihoods skills and the seed capital in form of grants or micro-capital and farm inputs
This report provides a comprehensive overview of the status of women in agrifood systems. It analyses the multiple sources of inequality that constrain their participation, well-being and empowerment; describes policies and approaches that have supported gender equality and women’s empowerment; and details how women’s equal participation in agrifood systems can transform individual and global outcomes.
This study provide a background and research methodology; lays out emerging trends related to gender responsive finance among national DFIs in the ACP region; provides an overview of features of gender strategies and policies of key DFIs. It shows examples of gender-responsive projects and products; and Section 6 highlights key gaps, challenges and support needed to promote gender responsive finance and WEE at the national and sub-regional DFI level.
This publication was jointly prepared by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women).
The publication was led by Vanina Vincensini, UN Women with substantive contributions from Mar Merita Blat, Philippe Galland and Myriam Mesbah from AFD; and Vipul Bhagat, Anna Falth, Robyn Oates and Diana Rusu from UN Women. The authors would like to thank the experts who generously contributed their time and expertise to review the report, including Lizabeth Bronder, Marcelo Giugale, Anna Gollub, Esther Illouz, and Daniel Seymour.