Publication: Effects of Free Trade on Women and Immigrants CAFTA and the Rural Dominican Republic

Publication year: 2011 Source: World Development, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 6 May 2011 Mateusz, Filipski , J., Edward Taylor , Siwa, Msangi We construct a disaggregated rural economywide model with a focus on gender and immigration as well as on the allocation of time to wage work, household production activities, and housework (reproduction). >> Read more

Publication: Can conditional cash transfers improve maternal health and birth outcomes?

Evidence from El Salvador’s Comunidades Solidarias Rurales Although conditional cash transfers (CCTs) are traditionally evaluated in relation to child schooling and nutrition outcomes, there is growing interest in specifically examining maternal and reproductive health impacts. However, since data collection is not typically designed to evaluate these outcomes and sample sizes are often limited, there is >> 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

Publication: Gender and sustainable forest management in East Africa and Latin America

Mwangi, E., R. Meinzen-Dick, and Y. Sun. 2011. Gender and sustainable forest management in East Africa and Latin America. Ecology and Society 16(1): 17. http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol16/iss1/art17

Publication: Does it Matter Whether Public Cash Transfers are Given to Women or Men? Evidence from the PROGRESA and PROCAMPO Programs in Rural Mexico

This paper aims at evaluating the impact of two different cash transfer programs in rural Mexico - Procampo and Progresa - on total consumption, food consumption and other outcomes like investment, schooling and health care. Progresa is targeted to women, while Procampo goes to farmers, mostly men and many of which are poor. We show >> Read more

Event (DC): “Women in Agriculture– The Contribution of Women to Agriculture and Food Security in the Americas.”

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and The Organization of American States (OAS) invites you to join us for the 5th Annual ‘IICA DAY ‘2010 Thursday November, 18th 2010 9:30 a.m.

Publications: Guatemala’s Indigenous Women in Resistance: On the frontline of the communities struggle to defend mother earth and her natural resources

Guatemala’s Indigenous Women in Resistance: On the frontline of the communities struggle to defend mother earth and her natural resources, Peace Brigades International (PBI), May 2010, by María Giovanna Teijido and Wiebke Schramm This report examines in details the roots of indigenous communities’ opposition to the installation of large cement plants, mines or hydroelectric projects on >> Read more

News: Giving Women Farmers a Boost in Nicaragua

By José Adán Silva Source: IPS Genderwire MANAGUA, Jun 1, 2010 (IPS) - Josefina Rodríguez very nearly lost her life trying to protect the small plot of farmland in rural Nicaragua that allows her to support her family. Twelve years ago her husband wanted to sell the land, and when she stood up to him, >> Read more

Publication: Closing the gender land gap The effects of land-titling for women in Peru

Authors: Daniela Orge Fuentes and Henrik Wiig ABSTRACT: Land formalization reforms in developing countries are often criticized for cementing historically unequal property rights between the sexes. The Peruvian formalization law is gender neutral and was only supposed to formalize existing informal property rights. However, protests from the feminist movement led the implementing agency to favour >> 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