PUBLICATION & BLOGPOST: Indicators of gendered control over agricultural resources: a guide for agricultural policy and research

Smriti Rao has written about her new working paper, Indicators of gendered control over agricultural resources: a guide for agricultural policy and research, for the CAPRi blog. As a feminist economist who researches gender inequality in developing countries, I have spent my career torn between the recognition that quantitative measures can be useful and informative, >> Read more

BLOGPOST: Unlocking Opportunities for Women with Smart Design

Over at the Center for Global Development blog, Mayra Buvinic and Megan O'Donnell share key takeaways from their new report, Revisiting What Works: Women, Economic Empowerment and Smart Design,  building on work done by the UN Foundation and the ExxonMobil Foundation on what works to promote women’s economic empowerment for whom, and how to effectively measure impact. Read the >> Read more

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

WEBINAR: Measuring Unpaid Care in Market Systems Development: Methods and Tools

Measuring Unpaid Care in Market Systems Development: Methods and Tools Tuesday, December 6, 9:30 am - 10:30 am, US EST This webinar follows the recent publication of a brief supported by the Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) project, which seeks to enhance USAID programs, projects, and activities focused on creating inclusive market systems. Presenters will highlight recent learning >> Read more

EVENT @ ADB: Gender Equity Through Legal Literacy in Asia (Dec 6, 2016)

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST,  ADB North American Representative Office, 900 17th Street NW, Suite 900 Add to Calendar   The Asian Development Bank's Irum Ahsan will share her takeaways on why an organic, "outside-the-box" and balancing the scale, approach is needed to achieve a more inclusive society in Asia and >> Read more

BLOGPOST: Five Questions About Adolescent Girls in Emergencies

The Five Questions Series from the Council on Foreign Relations Women Around the World Blog is a forum for scholars, government officials, civil society leaders, and foreign policy practitioners to provide timely analysis of new developments related to the advancement of women and girls worldwide. This interview is with Dr. Holly G. Atkinson, Distinguished Medical >> 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

SPECIAL ISSUE: Gender perspectives in resilience, vulnerability and adaptation to global environmental change

Ambio Journal has released a special issue for Dec 2016 on  "Gender perspectives in resilience, vulnerability and adaptation to global environmental change" with the goal to offer a room for interdisciplinary and engaged research in global environmental change (GEC), where gender plays a key role in building resilience and adaptation pathways.  This special issue consist of 13 >> Read more

PUBLICATION: New issue of AgriGender Journal

The current issue of the Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security focuses on the intersection of gender, agricultural productivity, value chains and nutrition and contains papers from research carried out across the globe including in Cameroon, the Himalayas, Ethiopia, India and Malawi. Read the full issue here. 

PUBLICATION: Investing in women along agribusiness value chains (IFC)

In the coming years, the agribusiness sector will navigate a rapidly shifting, increasingly challenging time. One of the challenges will be to meet the rising demand for agricultural products, even as the land suitable for growing crops declines. Navigating the changes will mean seizing new ways of increasing the productivity and efficiency of agribusiness value >> Read more