The World Economic Forum's Gender Gap Report calculates that in 134 countries for which data is available, greater gender equality generally correlates positively with higher gross national income.

Gender Gap Report 2010, World Economic Forum, cited in UN Women Strategic Plan 2011-2013

Providing girls with an extra year of schooling increases their wages by 10-20% and women with more years of schooling have better maternal health, fewer and healthier children and greater economic opportunities.

Progress of the World's women 2009

Agricultural outputs in many Sub Saharan Africa countries could increase by up to 20% if women’s access to agricultural inputs was equal to men's

Despite agriculture being the most common source of work for rural women in most developing regions, just 20 percent of landholders in developing countries are women, and their landholdings are smaller than those of men.

FAO 2010 The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-2011

Globally, 53 percent of women work in vulnerable employment, with a rise to 80 percent in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Of the 215 million international migrants in 2010, half are women – the bulk concentrated in the unprotected informal manufacturing and service sector

World Migration Report 2010, International Organization for Migration

In sub-Saharan Africa, the lack of universal access to water means that women spend 40 billion hours a year collecting water – the equivalent of a year's worth of labour by the entire workforce of France

Progress of the World's Women 2009

High Level Forum IV on Aid Effectiveness
Busan, South Korea 29 November-1 December 2011

Madame Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women, meeting with women's organization at the High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan.


The Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, South Korea (November 29 to December 1, 2011) is an important landmark for mobilizing increased commitments towards financing for gender equality and introducing measures that donors and partner countries can put in place to ensure that financing decisions adequately address gender gaps. Read more


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Latest Updates

Aid Effectiveness: "The unbearable lightness of the Busan Declaration"
Busan Outcome Document 
Statement of Ms Bachelet, UN Women, Executive Director at the HLF4 in Busan
Women key to development
Clinton Champions Gender Agenda At Busan
From Aid to Investment -- Successes, Challenges and the Way Forward
Lessons for Africa at Busan Aid Forum
Events focusing on gender equality at the High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan
Mini Debate: Gender Equality and Women's Rights: How to Make Development Cooperation Work for All
Africa Consensus Statement on Aid Effectiveness Recognizes Gender Equality
Recommendations to the Global 'Key Demands' from the group of gender experts and CSO representatives from the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine)
An Appeal Of Gender Experts And Women's Rights Organizations Of The Countries Of Eastern Europe And Central Asia To The Participants Of The Fourth High Level Forum On Aid Effectiveness
WIDE Network's position and recommendations to the EU common position for the 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, Busan.
Consonant Dialogues
Global Call For Action On Financing Gender Equality
Rwanda: When Gender Responsive Budgets Empower Societies
Findings and messages from the Gender Equality Module of the 2011 Paris Declaration Survey
Key Demands from Women's Rights Organizations and Gender Equality Advocates for HLF4 in Busan...
Reunion Consultative Regionale sur l’Efficacite de l’Aide: Declaration de Yaounde
Call for action on "Gender and Development: Towards Effective, Inclusive Development"
Development Cooperation Beyond the Aid Effectiveness Paradigm: A Women's Rights Perspective