SDG5 Gender Equality

Youth Policy Toolbox

The Youth Toolbox acts as a repository of knowledge, experiences, and good practices, with the aim of providing policymakers with a comprehensive resource facility for developing inclusive and responsive youth policies in a process that optimizes engagement of youth-led organizations. It strives to engage the participation of a range of stakeholders, increasing the amount and diversity of knowledge and views.

ESCAP Social Protection Toolbox

The Social Protection Toolbox is a platform that provides support to policymakers and stakeholders for moving toward broader and more robust social protection systems. Using multimedia and data visualization techniques, the Toolbox aims to present the argument for strengthening and broadening social protection in a user-friendly and interactive fashion. 


Pathways to Influence: Promoting the Role of Women’s Transformative Leadership to Achieve the SDGs in Asia and the Pacific

A key driver for progress is Sustainable Development Goal target 5.5 on promoting and strengthening equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life. Women leaders are making an impact across Asia Pacific. Women’s presence in local, state and national levels of government has influenced higher female voter turnout, increased gender sensitive policies and a stronger focus on improving social, health and safety services.

Transformative Women Leadership for Inclusive and Participatory Water Management

The transboundary Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) basins provide for food, water, and energy to a very large population. However, unregulated infrastructure developments, unsustainable land use practices, and climate change pose a threat to the river system. Conflicts over natural resources cause poverty and marginalization of riverine communities, with women being adversely affected by how water resources are managed, having to deal with flash floods, temporary displacement and other water related shocks, including water scarcity in summer months.

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Gender Self-Assessment Toolkit for Financial Service Providers

With support from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), UNCDF has been working to address system-wide constraints to women’s financial inclusion through working with financial services providers (FSPs) in ASEAN. To this end, UNCDF, under its ASEAN regional and country programme, has developed a toolkit composed of an institutional gender self-assessment tool (GSAT) and a standardised process with facilitator guides to support FSPs in reviewing and evaluating their existing gender approach.

Gender Responsive Budgeting in Viet Nam: Gender Equality in Transport

This brief provides insights on how gender responsive budgeting can help the transport sector in Viet Nam promote gender equality.

Transport is both a key element of national infrastructure and a key to gender equality. Poor investment in gender responsive transport infrastructure makes it more difficult for women to access paid work, for example. This brief by ADB and UN Women introduces gender responsive budgeting and provides recommendations on how to implement it in the transport sector in Viet Nam.

What’s the Evidence? Youth Engagement and the Sustainable Development Goals

This study presents evidence designed to inform future practice and policy making with regard to contributions of the youth towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

It provides information that supports the design and implementation of youth programs. Five programs were examined across three youth-focused or youth-led organizations: Plan International UK, the Asian Development Bank, and AIESEC.