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News: A Food Program That’s Not About Food

"Last year, the New York Times splashed stark images of child malnutrition in India's hinterland across its front page. More recently, another front-page article in the Times reminded the world that India's hunger problem hasn't gone anywhere and told the story of how various social-safety-net programs have failed to help. As the article explains, India >> Read more

Publication: Access, Adoption, and Diffusion Understanding the Long-term Impacts of Improved Vegetable and Fish Technologies in Bangladesh

Neha Kumar & Agnes R. Quisumbing (IFPRI) Access it here This paper assesses long-term impacts of vegetable and polyculture fish production technologies on a variety of measures of household and individual well-being in Bangladesh. In 1996–1997, households were surveyed in three sites where nongovernmental organizations and extension programs were disseminating agricultural technologies—about two to six >> Read more

News: Garment Factories, Changing Women’s Roles in Poor Countries

By VIKAS BAJAJ NY Times While visiting garment factories in Bangladesh on assignment recently, I met young women who had migrated from villages to the city in search of jobs that they needed to support their families back home. It is a fairly standard story in this part of the world. What struck me, however, >> Read more

News: Pakistan–Slowly, Women Gain Ground through Land Ownership

By Zofeen Ebrahim IPS Genderwire BADIN, Pakistan, Jul 13, 2010 (IPS) - "I told my husband if he ever hits me (again), I’ll pack up and go to my parents who live just round the corner, and he will lose the land I got," says Jannat Gul of Tando Bagho village here in this southern >> Read more

News: Food or Cash–What Works?

"Which makes for a more effective social safety net program: transfers of food, cash, or both? The question is hardly academic. Governments, international agencies, and non-governmental organizations confront it frequently. In recent years, many have begun favoring cash transfers over food aid. Cash transfers are cheaper, require less administrative capacity, and allow poor households to >> Read more

News: Asia, Merali, and CARE Foundations Together Launch University Scholarship Program for Young Pakistani Women

Source: The Asia Foundation SAN FRANCISCO, June 2 PRNewswire-USNewswire Many young Pakistani women from low-income families can only dream of going to college or university. Now, however, some disadvantaged young women will have the chance for their dream to come true. With a generous donation from the Shirin Pandju Merali Foundation, established by Pandju Merali >> Read more

Event: Promoting Gender Equitable Behaviors Among Men and Boys; Emerging Lessons From India

Summary: There is growing recognition that men and boys must be engaged in programs to end violence against women, prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS and create more gender equitable societies. ICRW is at the forefront of these endeavors. Two ICRW programs in India are targeting young men to transform unequal and harmful social >> Read more

Resource: New IFPRI Dataset on Chronic Poverty and Long Term Impact Study in Bangladesh

The Chronic Poverty and Long Term Impact Study in Bangladesh project, which focuses on 102 villages characteristic of rural Bangladesh, aims to further our understanding of the economic, social and political processes that shape chronic poverty in Bangladesh together with the impact of selected anti-poverty interventions on poverty dynamics. After initial community level fieldwork approximately >> Read more

Publication: Gender & Governance in Bangladesh

On May 26-27, the Bangladesh Ministry of Food and Disaster Management will convene the Bangladesh Food Security Investment Forum 2010, which will be inaugurated by Bangladesh’s Honorable Prime Minister Sheik Hasina. The Forum is hosted by the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh with the support of the United States Agency for International Development, >> Read more