Publication: Access to Water, Women’s Work and Child Outcomes

Authors: Gayatri Koolwal& Dominique van de Walle World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 5302 Summary: Poor rural women in the developing world spend considerable time collecting water. How then do they respond to improved access to water infrastructure? Does it increase their participation in income earning market-based activities? Does it improve the health and education >> Read more

Publication: Does increase in women’s income relative to men’s income increase food calorie intake in poor households? Evidence from Nigeria

Author: Adebayo B. Aromolaran Source: Agricultural Economics VL: 41 NO: 3-4 PG: 239-249 YR: 2010 DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-0862.2010.00442.x US: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1574-0862.2010.00442.x ABSTRACT This article addresses the important but not widely investigated question of how calorie consumption in African low-income households would respond to intrahousehold redistribution of income from men to women. Specifically, I use survey data on >> Read more

Publication: Innovations in Land Rights, Recognition, Administration & Governance

Joint Organizational Discussion Paper—Issue 2 THE WORLD BANK, GLTN, FIG, AND FAO.  Authors: Klaus Deininger, Clarissa Augustinus, Stig Enemark, and Paul munro-faure This volume is a product of the Annual Conference on Land Policy and Administration that is jointly organized by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank, the Global Land Tool Network, >> Read more

Publication: Gender & Development an Evaluation of World Bank Support 2002-2008

In 2001 the World Bank adopted a gender equality policy as a means to help reduce poverty. This policy was outlined in Integrating Gender into the World Bank's Work: A Strategy for Action (referred as the 2001 Gender Strategy). Through this evaluation IEG finds that the World Bank made progress in gender integration between 2002 >> Read more

Publication: Closing the gender land gap The effects of land-titling for women in Peru

Authors: Daniela Orge Fuentes and Henrik Wiig ABSTRACT: Land formalization reforms in developing countries are often criticized for cementing historically unequal property rights between the sexes. The Peruvian formalization law is gender neutral and was only supposed to formalize existing informal property rights. However, protests from the feminist movement led the implementing agency to favour >> Read more

Publication: Gender & Governance in Bangladesh

On May 26-27, the Bangladesh Ministry of Food and Disaster Management will convene the Bangladesh Food Security Investment Forum 2010, which will be inaugurated by Bangladesh’s Honorable Prime Minister Sheik Hasina. The Forum is hosted by the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh with the support of the United States Agency for International Development, >> Read more

Publication: Patterns and trends of child and maternal nutrition inequalities in Nigeria

Author: Omilola, Babatunde (IFPRI) IFPRI Discussion Paper. Despite the fact that nonincome dimensions of well-being such as nutrition and health are now placed on the global development agenda, substantial gaps remain in our knowledge about patterns and trends in nutrition inequalities in many developing countries. The main objective of this paper is to document a >> Read more

Publication: The International Handbook of Gender and Poverty; Concepts, Research, Policy

Edited by Sylvia Chant, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK In the interests of contextualising (and nuancing) the multiple interrelations between gender and poverty, Sylvia Chant has gathered writings on diverse aspects of the subject from a range of disciplinary and professional perspectives, achieving extensive thematic as well as geographical coverage. This benchmark >> Read more

Publication: Engendering Agricultural Research

This IFPRI Discussion Paper makes a case for gender equity in the agricultural R&D system. It reviews the evidence on exactly why it is important to pay attention to gender issues in agriculture and why it is necessary to recognize women’s distinct food-security roles throughout the entire value chain—for both food and nonfood crops, marketed >> Read more

Publication: A review of empirical evidence on gender differences in nonland agricultural inputs, technology, and services in developing countries

This IFPRI Discussion Paper reviews existing microeconomic empirical literature on gender differences in use, access, and adoption of nonland agricultural inputs in developing countries. This review focuses on four key areas: (1) technological resources, (2) natural resources, (3) human resources, and (4) social and political capital. In general, there has been more empirical research on >> Read more