Resource: UN Economic Commission for Africa’s African Gender & Development Index

The African Gender and Development Index (AGDI) is a tool that maps the extent of gender inequality in Africa and assesses government performance. It consists of two parts, the quantitative Gender Status Index (GSI) and the qualitative African Women’s Progress Scoreboard (AWPS). The AGDI is a contribution to the Beijing Plus Ten review process. It >> Read more

Resource: PPT from Engendering Agricultural Research

Last Thursday Ruth Meinzen-Dick presented at a IFPRI/World Bank/IFAD seminar on 'Engendering Agricultural Research'  The PowerPoint from the event is up here


This OECD practice note focuses on the use of gender equality indicators as a way of measuring change. It asks: what are indicators, and why should we develop indicators to measure gender equality? It also addresses the often political issue of what we should be measuring, provides some broad principles that can be applied, and >> Read more

Multimedia: Women’s role in agriculture

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Resources: Powerpoints from Tool Pool on Identifying Gender Dimensions in your Research

Last week 3 IFPRI researchers presented on identifying gender dimensions in your research.  To see power points: Agnes Quisumbing's  presentation on 'identifying gender dimensions in your research: no cookie cutter approaches' Michelle Adato's presentation on 'using qualitative methods for gender analysis in program evaluations' Andrew Dillon's presentation on 'survey design choices: implications for measuring gender >> Read more

Resource: Guide to Gender-Aware Post-Disaster Needs Assessment

United Nations Development Programme Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery Post-disaster experience reveals that: (i) women and men are affected by natural disasters in similar and different ways; and (ii) recovery activities are often effective when they reflect and address the articulated needs, priorities and interests of both women and men. There is also growing >> Read more

News: Women Spreading Political Wings With Help of India’s Quota System

By MIAN RIDGE NY TIMES TENT, INDIA — As sarpanch, or chief, of this northern Indian village, Maya Yadav has fought hard for local women over the past five years. She has encouraged more parents to send their daughters to school and fewer to shell out fat dowries when their girls marry. But her proudest >> Read more

Event (DC): “The Power of Property Rights and Other Key Factors in Ending Poverty”

Please join us this THURSDAY, April 29th, at 4pm to celebrate the introduction of the Global Resources for Women to Thrive (GROWTH) Act! "The Power of Property Rights and Other Key Factors in Ending Poverty" Thursday, April 29th 4 - 5pm U.S. Capitol Building Room HC-6 Speakers will include: Conresswoman Nita M. Lowey; Ritu Sharma, >> Read more

News: Farming Butterflies Puts Food on the Table

By Ntandoyenkosi Ncube (IPS Genderwire) KAKAMEGA FOREST, Kenya, Apr 24, 2010 (IPS) - For 10 years, Roselyne Shikami, sold boiled eggs at the bus station just outside the densely wooded Kakamega Forest in western Kenya, near the border with Uganda. Now she is selling butterflies. "It was very difficult for me to sell two dozen >> Read more

Resources: (English & French) A Practical Guide to Integrating Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS into Grant Proposals to the Global Fund

Karen Hardee, Jill Gay and Elisha Dunn-Georgiou Integrating RH and HIV can greatly contribute to mitigating the AIDS pandemic by reducing unintended pregnancy; preventing perinatal transmission; expanding to more target groups; reducing gender based violence; meeting the needs of people living with HIV and providing our youth with the knowledge and services they need. Whether >> Read more