News: Food or Cash? New IFPRI study assesses the effectiveness of transfer programs

What makes a more effective social safety net program: transfers of food, or cash? The question is hardly academic. Governments, international agencies, and non-governmental organizations must decide whether to provide the world’s poorest people with cash, food, or a mixture of the two. In recent years, many have begun favoring cash transfers over food aid. >> Read more

News: G CAP – As 20,000 people from all parts of the world gathered in Bolivia to attend the People’s World Summit on Climate Change, GCAP launched a Coalition of Climate Communities in a side event during the summit.

“Communities who are living with the affects of Climate Change should not be seen as victims,” said Chrisitan Mamai, a representative of the community of Yakupacha in Cochabamba, Bolivia, “We are agents of change. Our traditional knowledge, our history of living in harmony with forests and nature means we have a significant contribution to make >> Read more

News: Intl Fund for Women and Girls

"U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has not only been busy plotting foreign aid reform plotting foreign aid reform. The longstanding advocate for women’s rightslaunched several initiatives for women entrepreneurs in the developing world during an April 28 entrepreneurial summit in Washington. The new Secretary’s International Fund for Women and Girls will provide grants to non-governmental organizations working >> Read more

Multimedia: Video recording of Ruth Meinzen-Dick presenting on ‘Engendering Agricultural Research’

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Fellowship: KENYAN FELLOWSHIP ON “POPULATION-ENVIRONMENT” AVAILABLE

The Green Belt Movement (GBM) and Center for Environment and Population (CEP) 2010 Fellowship Introduction: The Green Belt Movement is collaborating with the Center for Environment and Population (CEP) to host a University/graduate level paid Fellowship in Nairobi, Kenya beginning June 2010 for up to 8 months to: a) help the Green Belt Movement determine >> Read more

News: Gender and Global Fund Negotiations

Good blog post at Global Health Policy Blog Slender on Gender: Global Fund Round 8 and 9 Proposals

News: Maternal Health A New Study Challenges Benefits of Vitamin A for Women and Babies

Giving women vitamin A capsules did not save their lives or the lives of their new babies, according to a surprising new study from Ghana reported this week by the medical journal Lancet. The results contradicted an earlier study in Nepal that showed a huge drop in deaths among child-bearing women taking vitamin A, and disappointed >> Read more

Publication: Gender and Land Tenure

One Billion Rising: Law, Land and the Alleviation of Global Poverty (AUP - Leiden University Press) (Paperback) Roy Prosterman (Editor), Robert Mitchell (Editor), Timothy Hanstad (Editor) Chapter 5 on Gender and Land Tenure by Renee Giovarelli. To access preview via google books

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