New IFPRI Discussion Paper: Women’s land rights as a pathway to poverty reduction: A framework and review of available evidence

Authors: RUTH SUSEELA MEINZEN-DICK, AGNES R. QUISUMBING, CHERYL R. DOSS, SOPHIE THEIS Paper available for download here. Abstract: Land is an important asset for rural households, and having secure land rights is important for poverty reduction. Despite the large body of literature on the relationship between land tenure security, livelihoods, and poverty, most of this literature is based on household-level >> Read more

PUBLICATION: Do shocks affect men’s and women’s assets differently? Evidence from Bangladesh and Uganda

Agnes R. Quisumbing, Neha Kumar, and Julia A. Behrman are pleased to provide complimentary access to their article, Do shocks affect men’s and women’s assets differently? Evidence from Bangladesh and Uganda in Development Policy Review. First published online on July 17, 2017, as a PDF file for your own personal use. We encourage colleagues to share >> Read more

CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research Newsletter June 2017

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research has a new quarterly newsletter! The newsletter features highlights of gender research across CGIAR, links to selected publications, reports about the webinars organized by the Platform, and upcoming events. In the June 2017 issue, Hazel Malapit from the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) and >> Read more

EVENT: Adding Value to Agribusiness Value Chains, Tuesday, May 30

Adding Value to Agribusiness Value Chains Tuesday, May 30, 2017  |  12:00 – 2:00 PM  |  MC 4-800   Visitors please send a request to Teguest Demissie (tdemissie@worldbank.org) a visitors pass     For WebEx connection, please click on the link  Join Using WebEx Meeting password: Ys5MZQ27, Meeting number: 736 506 155   Light lunch will >> Read more

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Join the IFPRI gender team! Hiring Senior Research Assistant/Research Analyst

SUMMARY: Provide support to qualitative research and gender analysis for several research projects in PHND and to IFPRI’s Gender Task Force To read the full job description and apply, click here.   TITLE:                       SENIOR RESEARCH ASSISTANT/RESEARCH ANALYST LOCATION:              WASHINGTON, DC DIVISION:                 POVERTY, HEALTH, AND NUTRITION REPORTS TO:          AGNES QUISUMBING, PHND POSTING DATE:     MARCH >> Read more

#WomenFlourish Twitter Chat – March 8, International Women’s Day

Join Bread for the World, Feed the Future, Millennium Challenge Corporation, and the International Food Policy Research Institute for a twitter chat at 10:30am on March 8. Follow along and contribute to the conversation with the hashtag #WomenFlourish.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: IFPRI Senior Research Assistant/Research Analyst with Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH)

Summary: Support evaluation & learning, and integration of gender, equity and empowerment research. To apply, please visit www.ifpri.org, click on “Jobs” and then click on “Other Positions” to link you to Position #17-102 –Senior Research Assistant/Research Analyst, A4NH. IFPRI VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT:                                   >> Read more

BLOGPOST: An end in sight to early marriage in Bangladesh? IFPRI data show substantial decline in practice

By Akhter Ahmed, Farha Sufian, and Julie Ghostlaw To what extent does marriage age affect family nutrition outcomes? It has long been common practice in Bangladesh for girls to marry early—before their 18th birthday. Girls who marry young are more likely to become pregnant while in their teens. Teen pregnancies tend to have a higher risk of >> Read more

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

BLOG: Women’s access to land in Ghana: Are we asking the right questions and are we drawing the right conclusions?

Originally posted on the Engendering Data Blog, maintained by the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets By Isabel Lambrecht, IFPRI With increased recognition of the importance of gender in development, researchers now often collect data disaggregated at the individual or intra-household level, sometimes with a great amount of detail involved. Yet, once in a >> Read more