BLOGPOST: Reach, benefit, or empower: Clarifying gender strategies of development projects

This month on A4NH’s Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange, Sophie Theis and Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Research Analyst and Senior Research Fellow in IFPRI’s Environment and Production Technology Division (EPTD), introduce a framework that differentiates the strategies that agricultural development projects use to address gender, and discuss the importance of classifying a project’s approach according to whether it reaches, benefits or empowers >> Read more

PUBLICATION: Measuring women’s empowerment in agriculture

The Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) is the first comprehensive and standardized measure of women’s empowerment and inclusion in the agricultural sector. WEAI is being used in the monitoring and evaluation of USAID’s Feed the Future Initiative in 19 countries. As of August 2016, at least 57 external organizations had used the WEAI in >> Read more

[UPDATED] Call for concept notes: Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project (GAAP 2)

The International Food Policy Research Institute has received a second round of support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to adapt and validate a measure of women’s empowerment that agricultural development projects can use to diagnose key areas of women’s (and men’s) disempowerment, design appropriate strategies to address deficiencies, and monitor project outcomes related >> Read more