Resources: The Drum Beat – Issue 541 – Women’s Political Engagement

How can communication strategies, tools, and activities enhance women's political participation and candidacy toward enhancing gender equity and democracy and governance around the world? This issue of The Drum Beat examines this question by providing a sampling of summaries from our various knowledge sections. From the Communication Initiative Network - where communication and media are >> Read more

Resource: The Socio-economic and Gender Analysis Programme (SEAGA)

The Socio-economic and Gender Analysis (SEAGA) Programme was established in 1993 to promote gender awareness when meeting development challenges. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Labour Organization (ILO) the World Bank and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) initially undertook the development of the SEAGA materials. The Programme aims to increase awareness of >> Read more

Resource: Presentations on women and land access from World Bank Annual Land Policy Conference

THEME 3: RESEARCH AND CAPACITY BUILDING CAP1: Improving women’s land access: Options and lessons Chair: M. Verveer, Ambassador at Large for Global Women’s Issues, USA Does inheritance law reform increase women’s access to assets? Evidence from South India A. Goyal, World Bank Policy reform towards gender equality in Ethiopia: Little by little the egg begins >> Read more

Resource: UN Economic Commission for Africa’s African Gender & Development Index

The African Gender and Development Index (AGDI) is a tool that maps the extent of gender inequality in Africa and assesses government performance. It consists of two parts, the quantitative Gender Status Index (GSI) and the qualitative African Women’s Progress Scoreboard (AWPS). The AGDI is a contribution to the Beijing Plus Ten review process. It >> Read more

Resource: PPT from Engendering Agricultural Research

Last Thursday Ruth Meinzen-Dick presented at a IFPRI/World Bank/IFAD seminar on 'Engendering Agricultural Research'  The PowerPoint from the event is up here


This OECD practice note focuses on the use of gender equality indicators as a way of measuring change. It asks: what are indicators, and why should we develop indicators to measure gender equality? It also addresses the often political issue of what we should be measuring, provides some broad principles that can be applied, and >> Read more

Resources: Powerpoints from Tool Pool on Identifying Gender Dimensions in your Research

Last week 3 IFPRI researchers presented on identifying gender dimensions in your research.  To see power points: Agnes Quisumbing's  presentation on 'identifying gender dimensions in your research: no cookie cutter approaches' Michelle Adato's presentation on 'using qualitative methods for gender analysis in program evaluations' Andrew Dillon's presentation on 'survey design choices: implications for measuring gender >> Read more

Resource: Guide to Gender-Aware Post-Disaster Needs Assessment

United Nations Development Programme Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery Post-disaster experience reveals that: (i) women and men are affected by natural disasters in similar and different ways; and (ii) recovery activities are often effective when they reflect and address the articulated needs, priorities and interests of both women and men. There is also growing >> Read more

Resources: (English & French) A Practical Guide to Integrating Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS into Grant Proposals to the Global Fund

Karen Hardee, Jill Gay and Elisha Dunn-Georgiou Integrating RH and HIV can greatly contribute to mitigating the AIDS pandemic by reducing unintended pregnancy; preventing perinatal transmission; expanding to more target groups; reducing gender based violence; meeting the needs of people living with HIV and providing our youth with the knowledge and services they need. Whether >> Read more

Resources: Sharpening the Focus on Gender in Agriculture, UN Food and Agriculture Organization Toolkit

A new FAO toolkit aims to sharpen the focus of anti-hunger and development efforts by helping countries gather more accurate information on differences between men and women in agriculture.  The Agri-Gender Database, developed in response to a request from the African Commission on Agricultural Statistics (AFCAS), offers step-by-step, example-driven guidance on how to collect gender >> Read more