NEW FROM IFPRI AUTHORS: Women’s land rights are key in poverty reduction – but more needs to be done to link the two

In honor of International Rural Women's day on October 15, 2017, IFPRI's Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Agnes Quisumbing, and Sophie Theis wrote a blog post for Place. In the blog, they discuss why women's land rights are essential to poverty reduction. You can read the full blog post here.

EVENT: Brown Bag Lunch on Women’s Land Rights at the World Bank on October 25

The Agriculture Global Practice, the Land Thematic Group and the Gender and Rural Development Community of Practice (GENRD) invite you to join us for a presentation and discussion of IFPRI’s work on Women’s land rights as a pathway to poverty reduction: A framework and review of available evidence by Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Agnes Quisumbing, Cheryl R. Doss, and Sophie >> Read more

New from IFPRI AUTHORS: Gender asymmetries: Impacts of an early-stage school intervention in the Philippines

TITLE: Gender asymmetries: Impacts of an early-stage school intervention in the Philippines AUTHORS: Futoshi Yamauchi and Yanyan Liu ABSTRACT: This paper examines long-term impacts of improved school quality at the elementary school cycle on subsequent schooling investments and labor market outcomes using unique data from a survey that tracked nearly 3,500 former students in the Philippines. The >> Read more

NEW FROM IFPRI AUTHORS: Ensuring women’s access to irrigation in the household: Beyond quotas

The following post was written by Nicole Lefore, as related to the Innovation Lab for Small-Scale Innovation (ILSSI) project. You can read more about ILSSI here and view the original blog post here. * * * Donors and governments rely on quotas as a primary indicator in many projects and programs to try to increase women’s participation >> Read more

PUBLICATION: Gender Dimensions on Farmers’ Preferences for Direct-Seeded Rice with Drum Seeder in India

This study measures the willingness of male and female farmers to pay for climate-smart technology in rice. Rice is the most important crop in India in terms of area, production, and consumption. It is also the biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions among all crops. Direct-seeded rice (DSR) with drum seeder, a climate-smart technology, requires >> Read more

New from IFPRI authors: What happens after technology adoption? Gendered aspects of small-scale irrigation technologies in Ethiopia, Ghana, and Tanzania

Authors: Sophie Theis, Nicole Lefore, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, and Elizabeth Bryan Paper available for download here. Abstract: A wide range of agricultural technologies are promoted to increase or stabilize yields and incomes, improve food security or nutrition, and even empower women. Yet a gender gap in adoption remains for many agricultural technologies, even for those that are promoted >> Read more

New from IFPRI authors: Researchers highlight gender and equity at the ANH Academy Week

Researchers gathered in Kathmandu, Nepal for 2017's ANH Scientific Symposium and Academy Week in early July. Many keynote addresses, presentations, and poster sessions discussed gender and equity. The following blog from Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) highlights many of the insights regarding gender and equity shared at the conference: Researchers highlight gender and equity >> Read more

New IFPRI Discussion Paper: Women’s land rights as a pathway to poverty reduction: A framework and review of available evidence

Authors: RUTH SUSEELA MEINZEN-DICK, AGNES R. QUISUMBING, CHERYL R. DOSS, SOPHIE THEIS Paper available for download here. Abstract: Land is an important asset for rural households, and having secure land rights is important for poverty reduction. Despite the large body of literature on the relationship between land tenure security, livelihoods, and poverty, most of this literature is based on household-level >> Read more

PUBLICATION: Do shocks affect men’s and women’s assets differently? Evidence from Bangladesh and Uganda

Agnes R. Quisumbing, Neha Kumar, and Julia A. Behrman are pleased to provide complimentary access to their article, Do shocks affect men’s and women’s assets differently? Evidence from Bangladesh and Uganda in Development Policy Review. First published online on July 17, 2017, as a PDF file for your own personal use. We encourage colleagues to share >> Read more

Three new publications on measuring women’s control of assets, time use, and agency

Three new papers with IFPRI authors are out as World Bank Policy Research Working Papers: Measuring Ownership, Control, and Use of Assets (Doss, Cheryl; Kieran, Caitlin; Kilic, Talip)  Measuring Time Use in Development Settings (Seymour, Greg; Malapit, Hazel Jean; Quisumbing, Agnes R.) Measuring Women’s Agency (Donald, Aletheia Amalia; Koolwal, Gayatri B.; Annan, Jeannie Ruth; Falb, >> Read more