EVENT: Forum on Women’s Empowerment in the Context of Food Security and Nutrition

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is organizing a Forum on Women’s Empowerment in the Context of Food Security and Nutrition, which will take place at FAO  on 25 September 2017. The programme of the Forum is attached and further information can be found at this link. The Forum will be webcast and accessible at http://www.fao.org/webcast/en/ During >> 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

EVENT: IFPRI Annual Retreat Gender Sessions

IFPRI will be hosting their annual retreat next week, and we're happy to announce we have three sessions featuring gender work within IFPRI! 1. Gender and group-based interventions in South Asia            Chair: Agnes Quisumbing              Presenters: Shalini Roy, Kalyani Raghunathan, Berber Kramer Papers §  Transfers, behavior change, communication, and intimate partner violence: Post-program evidence from rural Bangladesh §  Aspirations, investments, and >> Read more

EVENT: World Food Assistance 2017 – Taking Stock and Looking Ahead with WFP

The World Food Programme is hosting an event to promote their latest report, "World Food Assistance 2017 - Taking Stock and Looking Ahead with WFP". IFPRI will host the event at their new office location, 1201 Eye St. NW. You can also access the event via a live web broadcast. At a moment when protracted >> Read more

EVENT: Women Entrepreneurs: What Really Helps Them Start and Grow Businesses?

The Center for Global Development is hosting a discussion about women's entrepreneurship and growing their businesses. The event will occur on Thursday, September 7th from 11:00am - 12:30pm at the Center's office (2055 L St. NW - Fifth Floor, Washington, DC 20036). Policymakers in rich and poor countries interested in boosting growth increasingly view women >> Read more

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Oxfam needs a consultant for Nepal land reform project

Access the original posting webpage here. Background In Nepalese society, the right to land is an important aspect of identity and a critical determinant of economic well-being, social status, and political power (College of Development Studies, 2013). In Nepal, approximately 73 per cent of women are engaged in agriculture, contributing to all stages from management >> 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

EVENT: Digital Financial Services Debate Webinar with the Grameen Foundation

The Grameen Foundation will replicate a debate held during the 2017 Women's Economic Empowerment Global Learning Forum on the best way the close the digital financial services (DFS) Gender Gap. One side will offer the proposition that digital platforms allow for more specialized and focused financial products. Using behavioral economics, our sector should focus on developing products >> Read more

RESOURCE: Special Issue on Masculinities in Water Governance

CGIAR's Water, Land, and and Ecosystems supported the development of a special issue of Engineering Studies that focused on masculinities in water governance. You can access WLE's articles, and those from other contributors, here.