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

CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research Newsletter June 2017

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research has a new quarterly newsletter! The newsletter features highlights of gender research across CGIAR, links to selected publications, reports about the webinars organized by the Platform, and upcoming events. In the June 2017 issue, Hazel Malapit from the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) and >> Read more

PUBLICATION: Women and agricultural productivity: Reframing the Issues

A new article in Development Policy Review by Cheryl Doss is available open access online. Abstract: Should agricultural development programmes target women in order to increase productivity? This article analyzes the challenges in distinguishing women's agricultural productivity from that of men. Most of the literature compares productivity on plots managed by women with those managed >> Read more

PUBLICATION: Gender Gaps in Landownership across and within Households in Four Asian Countries

A new paper from Caitlin Kieran, Kathryn Sproule, Agnes R. Quisumbing, and Cheryl R. Doss in Journal of Land Economics has been published and is available for download here. Abstract: Using nationally representative data from Bangladesh, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam, this paper investigates which individual and household characteristics influence men’s and women’s landownership across and within >> Read more

PUBLICATION: The Abbreviated Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (A-WEAI)

This IFPRI Discussion Paper is available for download here.  Abstract: The fifth Sustainable Development Goal—to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”—reflects a growing consensus that these are key objectives of development policy in their own right, while also contributing to improved productivity and increased efficiency, especially in agriculture and food production. To >> Read more

PUBLICATION: Does providing agricultural and nutrition information to both men and women improve household food security? Evidence from Malawi

A new discussion paper from Catherine Ragasa, Noora-Lisa Aberman, and Cristina Alvarez Mingote assesses modes of extension services delivery in Malawi. The DP is available for download here. Abstract: The International Food Policy Research Institute is leading a three-year research program to assess the state of agricultural extension and advisory services provision in Malawi in order >> Read more

PUBLICATION: Addressing gender in agricultural research for development in the face of a changing climate: Where are we and where should we be going?

A new paper in International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability assesses the research agenda on gender in climate resilient agricultural development. The article is available on the International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability's website, here. Authors: Patricia Kristjanson, Elizabeth Bryan, Quinn Bernier, Jennifer Twyman, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Caitlin Kieran, Claudia Ringler, Christine Jost, and Cheryl Doss Abstract: Agricultural development >> Read more

Data2X Gender Resources

Great resources on gender data and measurement issues from Data2X, including a new paper on measuring women's subjective economic empowerment by IFPRI authors    

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: 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