We know that gender matters for the incidence of poverty, ignorance and disease. In developing countries, boys tend to be favoured in access to schooling and health care. Women earn less than men and women also work longer hours than men. What are not understood so clearly however are the critical factors for determining resource allocation within the home.
Gender cuts across all the themes, with resources on issues such as maternal health, education, social norms, power, rights, and employment.