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The report focuses on a number of sectors where women play a central role (e.g. agriculture, water, energy and transport), and illustrates how STI could contribute to women’s livelihoods and development activities. It points out that women tend to be bypassed in STI policies and decisions, which often do not reflect their specific needs and concerns. 

UNCTAD-Report-2011

Title:  Applying a Gender Lens to Science, Technology and Innovation
Published by: United Nations 
Publication date: May 2011
Aims/Objectives Aimed at policy-makers, this report draws attention to the importance of policy coherence across programmes and regulations, the relevance of applying evidence-based and participatory approaches, and the need to carry out regular gender-disaggregated monitoring and evaluation. It also recommends that all STI policies be subject to a gender assessment, and advocates the implementation of concrete policy actions, including making clear financial and resource commitments through gender-responsive budgeting.
Collaborators: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Gender Advisory Board of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) and the Economic and Social Council (E/2010/3).
Full report available here: PDF