PUBLICATION & BLOGPOST: Indicators of gendered control over agricultural resources: a guide for agricultural policy and research

Smriti Rao has written about her new working paper, Indicators of gendered control over agricultural resources: a guide for agricultural policy and research, for the CAPRi blog. As a feminist economist who researches gender inequality in developing countries, I have spent my career torn between the recognition that quantitative measures can be useful and informative, >> Read more

BLOGPOST: Unlocking Opportunities for Women with Smart Design

Over at the Center for Global Development blog, Mayra Buvinic and Megan O'Donnell share key takeaways from their new report, Revisiting What Works: Women, Economic Empowerment and Smart Design,  building on work done by the UN Foundation and the ExxonMobil Foundation on what works to promote women’s economic empowerment for whom, and how to effectively measure impact. Read the >> Read more

BLOGPOST: An end in sight to early marriage in Bangladesh? IFPRI data show substantial decline in practice

By Akhter Ahmed, Farha Sufian, and Julie Ghostlaw To what extent does marriage age affect family nutrition outcomes? It has long been common practice in Bangladesh for girls to marry early—before their 18th birthday. Girls who marry young are more likely to become pregnant while in their teens. Teen pregnancies tend to have a higher risk of >> Read more

BLOGPOST: Five Questions About Adolescent Girls in Emergencies

The Five Questions Series from the Council on Foreign Relations Women Around the World Blog is a forum for scholars, government officials, civil society leaders, and foreign policy practitioners to provide timely analysis of new developments related to the advancement of women and girls worldwide. This interview is with Dr. Holly G. Atkinson, Distinguished Medical >> Read more

BLOGPOST: Reach, benefit, or empower: Clarifying gender strategies of development projects

This month on A4NH’s Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange, Sophie Theis and Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Research Analyst and Senior Research Fellow in IFPRI’s Environment and Production Technology Division (EPTD), introduce a framework that differentiates the strategies that agricultural development projects use to address gender, and discuss the importance of classifying a project’s approach according to whether it reaches, benefits or empowers >> Read more

BLOG: Mapping The Chain: Looking Beyond Production For Inclusive Agriculture Development

In a new blogpost on Microlinks, "Mapping The Chain: Looking Beyond Production For Inclusive Agriculture Development," Krista Jacobs and Jenn Williamson share some good insights reflecting on Feed the Future's first phase. A key lesson learned from the first five years of Feed the Future is that providing access to inputs or knowledge of agriculture production >> Read more

BLOG: Women’s access to land in Ghana: Are we asking the right questions and are we drawing the right conclusions?

Originally posted on the Engendering Data Blog, maintained by the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets By Isabel Lambrecht, IFPRI With increased recognition of the importance of gender in development, researchers now often collect data disaggregated at the individual or intra-household level, sometimes with a great amount of detail involved. Yet, once in a >> Read more

BLOG: Measuring Social Impact in the Clean Cooking Sector (ICRW)

The Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) have developed a comprehensive toolkit that allows cookstoves and fuels enterprises to measure how their products empower women and create social change. Developed over two years of thorough research, testing, and evaluation, the “Measuring Social Impact in the Clean and Efficient Cooking Sector: >> Read more

BLOG: Rooted in Equality, Gender and REDD+ Roadmaps Pave the Way for Enhancing Women’s Participation in the Forestry Sector

REDD+ has the potential to enhance conservation and advance women's participation to forest governance. In this blog, Maggie Roth discusses how IUCN-initiated "Gender and REDD+ Roadmaps" have helped to include more women into REDD+ decision making in Cameroon, Ghana and Uganda. Visit the CAPRi Blog for the full article.

International Rural Women’s Day: Three myths about rural women

Despite the good intentions behind them, gender myths promote an image of women as either victims or saviors. Building policies and programs on these myths can do more harm than good. In celebration of International Rural Women's Day, let's get the facts straight, and recommit to recognizing women as producers, entrepreneurs, and partners with men. Our >> Read more