WEB RESOURCE: Gender and Climate Change: Does It Matter?

IFPRI's Claudia Ringler recently gave a talk called "Gender and Climate Change: Does it matter?" In her presentation, she discussed two recent projects: 1) Enhancing Women's Assets to Manage Risk under Climate Change: Potential for Group-Based Approaches (2011-2014, Germany); 2) Increasing Women’s Resilience to Confront Climate Change (2012-2014, CCAFS)   If you missed her talk, >> Read more

NEW BLOG: Using qualitative methods to understand the local meaning of women’s empowerment in Ethiopia

Dr. Susan Kaaria, Senior Gender Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, recently published a new blog about using qualitative methods to understand women's empowerment. Susan is an external advisor on the Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project Phase 2 (GAAP2) Portfolio, a collection of twelve projects seeking to adapt and validate a survey >> Read more

EVENT: Training course in Gender-Responsive Legume Breeding 

GREAT (Gender-Responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation) is hosting a training course about legume breeding that integrates gender. Training course: Gender-Responsive Legume Breeding Open to interdisciplinary teams of 2-3 agricultural researchers working on research for development projects in sub-Saharan Africa Teams must consist of at least at least one biophysical scientist (e.g., plant breeder) and >> Read more

ICYMI: Cash Transfers, Polygamy, and Intimate Partner Violence: Evidence from Mali

IFPRI's Melissa Hidrobo presented her recent research about cash transfers, polygamy, and intimate partner violence in Mali last week. You can access her powerpoint slides here for more information. SUMMARY:  Evidence shows that transfers targeted to women can reduce intimate partner violence (IPV), but little evidence exists on the effects of transfers targeted to men. Whereas >> Read more

NET RESOURCES: Measuring women’s empowerment in agriculture: A streamlined approach

Our friends at IFAD recently published a manual about measuring women's empowerment. This publication is part of IFAD's research series, which you can access more of here. Click here to access the full manual. ABSTRACT: The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) can be a useful tool to measure the empowerment, agency and inclusion of >> Read more

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: The Suraj Mal and Shyama Devi Agarwal Book Prize

ABOUT THE BOOK PRIZE (from their website): The International Association for Feminist Economics announces the Suraj Mal and Shyama Devi Agarwal Book Prize to be awarded biennially for a work of original scholarship in the field of feminist economics. The prize has been established by Bina Agarwal (IAFFE’s first President from the Global South) to >> Read more

WEB RESOURCES: What have we learned about the WEAI?

Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM) recently hosted a webinar about lessons learned from the WEAI. You can watch here: https://pim.cgiar.org/2017/10/27/webinar-the-womens-empowerment-in-agriculture-index-what-have-we-learned/ Summary of the webinar, from the PIM website: The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI), a survey-based tool launched in 2012, has been widely used to measure and understand women’s empowerment and inclusion in the agricultural sector. The >> Read more

Updated IFPRI Gender Page now available!

IFPRI is pleased to announce that we've updated our gender topics page! You can access the updated webpage here.   You can find up-to-date information about (1) Tools to close the gender gap, (2) Highlights from IFPRI gender research, and (3) Guidance on gender practice and policy on our new page. We still have all >> Read more

NEW PUBLICATION: Using cognitive interviewing to improve the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index survey instruments: Evidence from Bangladesh and Uganda

TITLE: Using cognitive interviewing to improve the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index survey instruments: Evidence from Bangladesh and Uganda AUTHORS: Hazel Jean L. Malapit* , Kathryn Sproule, and Chiara Kovarik  FULL ACCESS: http://agrigender.net/views/cognitive-interviewing-to-improve-women-empowerment-from-bangladesh-and-uganda-JGAFS-222017-1.php ABSTRACT: The purpose of cognitive interviewing is to systematically identify and analyze sources of response error in surveys, and to use that information to improve >> Read more

EVENT: How Should We Measure Women’s Economic Empowerment? Webinar

See full event information and register here. The terminology describing economic programs for women has changed: actions to ‘empower women economically’ have replaced efforts to ‘increase women’s productivity and incomes.’ But how can we actually measure ‘economic empowerment’? Last November, CGD, in collaboration with Data2X, IDRC and the World Bank Africa Gender Innovation Lab organized >> Read more