Academic Publications: Mothers’ human capital and the intergenerational transmission of poverty

CPRC working paper on: The impact of mothers’ intellectual human capital and long-run nutritional status on children’s human capital Guatemala Jere R. Behrman Alexis Murphy Agnes Quisumbing Kathryn Yount Abstract Many prior studies find significant cross-sectional positive ordinary least squares (OLS) associations between maternal human capital (usually maternal schooling attainment) and children’s human capital (usually >> Read more

Multimedia: East Africa Report on Women in Agriculture

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIoPxhz-gBs] Featuring information on the CGIAR's Gender & Diversity African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) program.

Event: TEDxWorld Bank Group event on Global Challenges in the New Decade

TEDxWorld Bank Group event on Global Challenges in the New Decade will be held on April 23, 2010 in Washington, DC. The event will encourage conversation and debates on critical issues such as gender, climate change, agriculture and water. The event speakers are: Irene Khan on gender issues, Nancy Roman on agriculture, Jason Clay on >> Read more

Resource: ‘Engendering Agricultural Reseach’ GCARD presentation

At the Global Conferences on Agricultural Research for Development (G CARD) in Montpelier France, IFPRI's Ruth Meinzen Dick presented on 'Engendering Agricultural Research' a paper co-written by Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Agnes Quisumbing, Julia Behrman, Patricia Biermayr-Jenzano, Vicki Wilde, Marco Noordeloos, Catherine Ragasa & Nienke Beintema To see this GCARD Engendering Agricultural Research power point presentation For >> Read more

News: Commission on the Status of Women

"From 1-12 March 2010, the Commission on the Status of Women undertook a fifteen-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly.   Emphasis was placed on the sharing of experiences and good practices, with a view to overcoming remaining >> Read more

Multimedia: Beautiful Photo Presentation on Women in Agriculture

The Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD) will be held in Montpellier France at the end of this month.  For a session at this conference, IFPRI, CG Gender & Diversity and several partner organizations created a slide show that visually illustrates the many roles women around the world play in agriculture. GCARD Photo >> Read more

News: ‘Women: The “Secret Weapon” Against Hunger and Poverty’

"Worldwide, women and girls bear the brunt of poverty, hunger and discrimination, comprising more than 60 percent of the world’s chronically hungry – now charted at a record one billion people. Inherited hunger – when malnourished mothers give birth to malnourished children – is a huge obstacle to development, from Afghanistan to Haiti." Reuters, March >> Read more

Database: The OECD Social Institutions and Gender Index

"The Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) is a new composite measure of gender equality, based on the OECD’s Gender, Institutions and Development Database. It complements and improves existing measures in several ways. While conventional indicators of gender equality capture inequality outcomes, the SIGI focuses on the root casus behind these inequalities. The SIGI introduces 12 >> Read more

Net Resource: Good Web Resource on Gender & Climate Change, Land Tenure etc.

Check out this website from the International Union for Conservation of Nature /Gender and Environment. http://www.genderandenvironment.org/

Multimedia: Mary’s Story Life in Rural Malawi

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xC5NVWDOItI] To celebrate International Women’s Day, the World Agroforestry Centre and the International Livestock Research Centre (ILRI) have produced a short film.  Set in rural Malawi, the six minute film follows the life of Mary, a widow with 8 children. Her struggles are struggles of millions of women throughout the world.  The film is adapted >> Read more