PUBLICATION: The Abbreviated Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (A-WEAI)

This IFPRI Discussion Paper is available for download here.  Abstract: The fifth Sustainable Development Goal—to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”—reflects a growing consensus that these are key objectives of development policy in their own right, while also contributing to improved productivity and increased efficiency, especially in agriculture and food production. To >> Read more

EMPLOYMENT: Short consultancy opportunity with the A-WEAI in Nigeria

Obafemi Awolowo University, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, and the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research - supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - are conducting a baseline study of agriculture in Nigeria. This study aims to provide the evidence by which decision-makers are able to measure subsequent performance in Nigeria's >> Read more

New IFPRI Discussion Paper: Using cognitive interviewing to improve the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index survey instruments: Evidence from Bangladesh and Uganda

HAZEL J. MALAPIT, KATHRYN SPROULE, CHIARA KOVARIK This paper describes the cognitive interviews undertaken in Bangladesh and Uganda in 2014 as part of the second round of pilots intended to refine the original version of the Women’s Empowerment in Agricultural Index (WEAI). The WEAI is a survey-based tool that assesses gendered empowerment in agriculture. Baseline >> Read more

BLOGPOST: A4NH Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange: Women’s empowerment linked to more diverse diets in rural Ethiopia

This month’s post on the A4NH’s Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange looks at how women’s empowerment affects nutrition outcomes in one of A4NHs priority countries, Ethiopia. We speak to Feiruz Yimer and Fanaye Tadesse, Research Officers at IFPRI’s Ethiopia Strategy Support Program, who use Ethiopian household survey data to investigate the link between women’s empowerment and diversity >> 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

WEBINAR: June 21, The WEAI Intervention Guide and the Gender Integration Framework

Presenter(s): Lindsey Jones-Renaud, ACDI/VOCA; Krista Jacobs, USAID; Jenn Williamson, ACDI/VOCA June 21, 2016 - 9:00am - 10:30am The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) is a fantastic data collection tool, but what happens after you’ve learned about the findings from the report? How can you turn that knowledge into action? Join this webinar to talk about two resources that can help >> Read more

Gettin’ GIF-fy With It: Using the WEAI and GIF to Mainstream Gender in Your Work

Have you heard of the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (more commonly referred to as the WEAI)? I’m sure many of you have not only heard of it, but have used it in your work: In 2015 alone, 13 Feed the Future partners used WEAI data to inform programming, and to date, close to 40 >> Read more

Empowerment matters: “Invisible Women” in Niger produce less food

Fleur Wouterse has a new blog published on Agrilinks discussing recent research using the WEAI in Niger. Her takeaway messages include: Empowerment matters for agricultural production. Less empowered households experience lower returns to their labor and use their traction equipment and animals in a less effective manner. Women are much less empowered in so-called dual households where >> Read more

Webinar: The Abbreviated Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (A-WEAI) – September 23

IFPRI will be hosting a webinar “The Abbreviated Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (A-WEAI)” on September 23rd from  9:30-11:00 am EST.  More information about the session and a link to register is below. This webinar will focus on the newly-launched abbreviated version of the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (A-WEAI). The A-WEAI is a shorter, >> Read more

Help WEAI Help You: New Opportunities to Utilize the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index

The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) is the first comprehensive and standardized measure to directly capture women’s empowerment and inclusion levels in the agricultural sector. Since its launch in 2012, the WEAI has evolved as global partners have adapted and utilized the Index in diverse ways to design and implement interventions that address the >> Read more