Asia-Pacific Human Development Report on Gender

Technical Background Papers

  • APHDR Technical Background Paper 2010/01
    Dec 29, 2011

    This paper offers an assessment of indices currently used to study gender disparities on a global scale and sheds light on these unresolved questions; what do these indices with gender-differentiated data actually measure? and how valid are these indices?

  • Dec 29, 2011

    This paper presents a critical review of the gender mainstreaming experience in the Asia-Pacific region. It is not the outcome of an academic exercise, but is focused on highlighting the complex issues involved in interpreting concepts and implementing strategies at the field level.

  • Jan 17, 2012

    This paper seeks to bridge these gaps in the literature by examining the links, if any, between gender, health inequities and economic inequities in the Asia-Pacific region, documenting good practices in promoting gender equity in these two spheres through addressing the links, and suggesting policy measures to promote gender equity in health and economic status in the future.

  • APHDR Technical Background Paper 2010/04
    Jul 11, 2012

    This report explores the interconnections between social and cultural practices and other factors, which aggravate and perpetuate the vulnerability of girls and women.

  • APHDR Technical Background Paper 2010/05
    Dec 29, 2011

    This paper provides a deeper understanding of how culture in the Pacific impacts gender equality and human development. The analysis addresses two views that are widely held in the Pacific: 1) that gender is biologically determined, and 2) that culture is a sacred template should not be meddled with.

  • Dec 29, 2011

    The paper takes the gender budgeting literature forward by identifying the elements of equal power and equal voice intrinsic in the gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) attempts across Asian and Pacific countries rather than confining to the budget analysis through a gender lens in isolation from overall fiscal policy and the gender development framework.

  • Dec 29, 2011

    This study examines in detail various aspects of labour market inequality in the Asia-Pacific region. Economic development gauged in terms of per capita income and human development index does not necessarily mean that the gender gap disappears with increased development.

  • Mar 20, 2012

    This paper is primarily a literature review, which focuses on: a) the gendered aspects, dimensions and gender impact of rural livelihoods in the Asia-Pacific region; and b) how these aspects and dimensions are (or not) changing; and c) the impacts of these changes.

  • APHDR Technical Background Paper 2010/09
    Jan 17, 2012

    This paper examines in detail migration processes and feminization of migration in the Asia-Pacific region within the human development framework. It explores particular problems faced by female migrants such as policies hindering remittances, their social status vis-à-vis other migrants, lack of opportunities of collective bargaining and social protection.

  • APHDR Technical Background Paper 2010/10
    Jan 17, 2012

    This paper explores the gender dimensions of asset ownership. It examines the multitude of inheritance systems and legal provisions existing in the Asia-Pacific region with special reference to the challenges faced by women.