Publication: Agricultural extension services and gender equality An institutional analysis of four districts in Ethiopia

Decentralized delivery of public services has been promoted as a means to enhance citizen voice and make service provision more responsive to users. Ethiopia has undertaken two rounds of decentralization, making first the regional states and then the district governments responsible for providing key public services. This paper explores whether decentralization has improved the quality >> Read more

News: Educating Women Saves Children, Study Finds

LONDON (AP) — Giving young women an education resulted in saving the lives of more than four million children worldwide in 2009, according to a new study published Friday. American researchers analyzed 915 censuses and surveys from 175 countries tracking education, economic growth, H.I.V. infection rates and child deaths from 1970 to 2009. By using >> Read more

Event: Online Discussion and Podcast on Gender, Education and Employment

You are invited to participate in an online discussion on the linkages between women's and girls' access to and participation in formal and non-formal education and training, and their equal access to full employment and decent work. The online discussion will take place from 7 to 20 July in both English and French. It is >> 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

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

Event (DC): Capacity Building for Women Farmers The Impact of Numeracy and Literacy Training on Household Well-being in Central Mozambique

Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2010  Time: 3:00-5:00 pm Location: Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa, 499 South Capitol St. SW, Suite 500-B, Washington, DC To RSVP, please send your name, affiliation, and email to: events@partnership-africa.org Welcome: Emmy Simmons, Board Member, Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa Presentation: Maria José Novoa, Senior >> Read more

News: Despite Wide-Ranging Benefits, Girls’ Education and Empowerment Overlooked in Developing Countries

by Kata Fustos (PRB) (April 2010) Numerous studies have demonstrated the positive impact of girls' education on child and maternal mortality, health, fertility rates, poverty, and economic growth. Yet less than 2 cents of every dollar spent on international development is directed specifically toward adolescent girls, and they remain at the margins of international development >> Read more

News: PHILIPPINES Women’s College Corrects Gender Miseducation

MANILA, Apr 16 (IPS) - Flip open a typical textbook used in many Philippine schools and you will likely find images of women illustrating verbs such as ‘cook’ or ‘clean’, but hardly appearing anywhere much in economics and history textbooks. These are examples of the gender miseducation that textbooks in this South-east Asian country often >> Read more

Event (DC): An International Forum in Support of The Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship

The United Nations Development Program & The Academy for Educational Development “Advancing the Cairo Agenda: Entrepreneurship, Education and Gender Equality in the Muslim World” Wednesday, April 28, 2010 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. (to be followed by a reception from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.) Academy Hall, Academy for Educational Development 1825 Connecticut Avenue NW, 8th Floor >> Read more

Publications: Female Participation in African Agricultural Research and Higher Education New Insights

Authors: Nienke Beintema and Federica Di Marcantonio This report presents the results of an in-depth benchmarking survey on gender-disaggregated capacity indicators, covering 125 agricultural research and higher education agencies in 15 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. This is the first study of its kind to present detailed human resources data on female participation in agricultural science, >> Read more