Takeaways from twenty years of gender and rural development research at IFPRI: Household decision making and women’s control over resources

The following blog by IFPRI gender experts Sophie Theis, Agnes Quisumbing, and Ruth Meinzen-Dick is the first in a four-part series leading up to the Policy Seminar on "Beijing +20 and Beyond: How Gender Research Is Changing the Landscape of Food Policy," to be held on October 14, 2015 at IFPRI's Washington, DC headquarters. The >> 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

Event (online): Take part in the Population Reference Bureau’s upcoming Discuss Online “Helping Girls Attain Self-Worth and Self-Sufficiency”

When: Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 1–2 p.m. (EDT) (GMT -5) Who: Wendy Baldwin, Vice President and Director of the Poverty, Gender, and Youth Program, Population Council Where: Go to http://discuss.prb.org. You may submit questions in advance and during the discussion. A full transcript of the questions and answers will be posted after the discussion. About: >> 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

Academic Publications: Mothers’ human capital and the intergenerational transmission of poverty

CPRC working paper on: The impact of mothers’ intellectual human capital and long-run nutritional status on children’s human capital Guatemala Jere R. Behrman Alexis Murphy Agnes Quisumbing Kathryn Yount Abstract Many prior studies find significant cross-sectional positive ordinary least squares (OLS) associations between maternal human capital (usually maternal schooling attainment) and children’s human capital (usually >> Read more