Event: Beijing+20: Gender, Power, and Decision-Making

The Gender and Inclusive Development Workgroup Presents: Beijing+20: Gender, Power and Decision-MakingTuesday, February 24, 2015 12:30 - 2:00 PM National Democratic Institute 455 Massachusetts Ave NW, 8th Floor Washington, DCOn February 24, the SID GID Beijing+20 discussion series continues with a conversation on Point G: "Women in Power and Decision-Making," co-hosted with the National Democratic >> Read more

Gender Methods Seminar today: Measuring Women’s Empowerment in Rural India Using Vignettes

Slides from the presentation are available at the end of this post. Abstract: Many development projects have empowerment as one of their goals or as a means to achieve other development goals. Yet, the measurement of empowerment has proved very difficult and is riddled with technical and conceptual problems. Current approaches to measurement of empowerment rely >> Read more

World Bank publication on Voice and Agency available for download

The World Bank Group has released for purchase and free download its groundbreaking report Voice and Agency: Empowering Women and Girls for Shared Prosperity.  The 2012 report recognized that expanding women's agency - their ability to make decisions and take advantage of opportunities is key to improving their lives as well as the world. This report >> Read more

New article from Melinda Gates: “Putting women and girls at the center of development”

The development field needs to be more serious about gender inequities and women’s empowerment. By ignoring gender inequities, many development projects fail to achieve their objective. And when development organizations do not focus on women’s empowerment, they neglect the fact that empowered women have the potential to transform their societies. I also review the Gates >> Read more

News: Children of Empowered Women Grew Taller

Care and USAID highlights dramatic drop in child malnutrition and provides an inside look at a program called SHOUHARDO that combined nutritional support with women's empowerment initiatives to reduce child stunting, a key measure of malnutrition, by 28 percent in less than four years. That's twice the rate of the average U.S. government-funded food aid >> Read more


May 16, 2012 2:30pm to 4:00pm USAID Information Center, Mezzanine Level Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC For questions, please contact Amber Ussery at aussery@usaid.gov Federal Triangle Metro Stop. Paid public parking available. Please allow ample time for security check. Photo ID is required. No R.S.V.P. required

News: In Kenya, Survey of Female Farmers Uncovers Challenges

A World Bank survey in Kenya that seeks women’s input and data to inform agricultural policy shows that female farmers have limited access to water, energy and finance, and few women own property they can use as collateral for loans. As agriculture becomes ‘feminized’ and men abandon farms to work in cities, policies must change to >> Read more

Upcoming Publication: Girls Grow: A Vital Force in Rural Economies

An upcoming report by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Girls Grow: A Vital Force in Rural Economies will evaluate the role of adolescent girls in the developing world and identify opportunities for national governments and bilateral donors to equip these girls to be agents of economic and social change. This report serves as the next volume >> Read more

News: USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah announced the establishment of USAID’s new Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.

The Economic Growth, Agriculture, and Trade's (EGAT) Women in Development Office is being transformed into a new Office of Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment, focused on building partnerships that can deliver results. This office will also give greater support to female entrepreneurship, scale up initiatives designed to enhance women's ownership of key assets like land >> Read more

Event & Webcast: Renewing IDB’s commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment

Date: 07 Apr 2011 Time: 9:30 AM Location: Washington DC, United States Venue: IDB Auditorium/EVICC, 1330 New York Avenue, N.W. Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.* Keynote Speaker: Michelle Bachelet, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director for UN Women Guest Speaker: Vanda Pignato, Secretary of Social Inclusion and First Lady of El Salvador The Inter-American >> Read more