Event (DC): Do Men and Women Accumulate Assets in Different Ways? Evidence from Rural Bangladesh

Agnes R. Quisumbing (International Food Policy Research Institute) Thursday, May 12th 2011 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Conference Room 4B - 4th Floor 2033 K Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20006 ** Brown Bag Format ** RSVP to B.Pereira@cgiar.org Abstract:  This paper examines asset dynamics for husband-owned, wife-owned, and jointly owned assets, using unique longitudinal survey >> Read more

Publication: Women and Labour Markets in Asia: Rebalancing for Gender Equality

The crisis response and recovery policies of Asian governments have been shaped by the lessons learned from the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s. An important lesson emerging from the recent crisis is that the policy goal should not be to return to a "normal" pre-crisis situation but to address fundamental and not just >> Read more

Publication: Evaluating the long-term impact of antipoverty interventions in Bangladesh

This paper provides an overview of a research project that assessed the long-term impact of three antipoverty interventions in Bangladesh—the introduction of new agricultural technologies, educational transfers, and microfinance—on monetary and nonmonetary measures of well-being. This paper begins by setting out the conceptual framework, methodology, and empirical methods used for the evaluation of long-term impacts. >> Read more

Publication: A Silent ‘Revolution’? Women’s Empowerment in Rural Tamil Nadu

Staffan Lindberg, , Venkatesh B athreya, , R Vidyasagar , Goran Djurfeldt , A Rajagopal One of the most significant social changes over the past 25 years in Tamil Nadu is the entry of women into the local political bodies at the village and village union levels through the 33% reservation system. Simultaneously, women are >> Read more

World Bank Justice for the Poor publication, Increasing Access to Justice for Women, the Poor and Those Living in Remote Areas– An Indonesia Case Study.

Increasing Access to Justice for Women, the Poor and Those Living in Remote Areas: An Indonesia Case Study. Justice for the Poor gender work in Indonesia has been focusing on access to justice for women and community legal empowerment. Women's ability to access religious courts is a crucial step in opening up their access to >> Read more

Funding: DFID

DfID’s Research and Evidence Division wishes to establish a new Research Programme Consortium (RPC) on Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security in South Asia. This is part of a 6-year program in South Asia to maintain and further expand DFID’s commitment to increase agricultural productivity and promote sustainable management of natural resources for improved food security >> Read more

Publication: “Supply Shocks and Gender Bias in Child Health Investments: Evidence from the ICDS Programme in India,”

Chakravarty, Abhishek (2010) The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy: Vol. 10 : Iss. 1 (Topics), Article 88. This paper examines whether a permanent increase in the supply of immunisations reduces or intensifies the gender bias in immunisation against female children in India. It also investigates the effect of duration of exposure to the >> Read more

Event (DC): Enhancing Access to Justice for Women–Indonesia’s Experiences

ABSTRACT :The Justice for the Poor program in Indonesia has considerable experience of working in the area of women’s legal empowerment and access to justice. Its work with women-headed households and women paralegals show that enhancing legal knowledge is critical to securing basic rights and one’s economic livelihood. The speaker will provide a brief overview of >> Read more

Resource: Rural Women in the Developing World by Khushi Kabir

The Bangladeshi campaigner for lifting women out of poverty says village life has been wrongly idealised. It is not a harmonious whole with the elders looking after the interests of all the villagers alike, without prejudices of class or gender. Things are improving for women and girls, she says, but there is a long way >> Read more

PUBLICATION: Women and Landed Property in Urban India

This paper examines land tenure in informal urban settlements in India from a gender perspective through field research conducted in Ahmedabad in collaboration with the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA). The author describes the formal and informal tenure arrangements that were in place in these settlements and analyses their implications for women. She proceeds to raise >> Read more