JOB OPPORTUNITY: Gender, Youth and Inclusion (GYI) Coordinator with CGIAR Water, Land, and Ecosystems Cross-Cutting Research Program

WLE is seeking an outstanding social scientist, with very strong development impact credentials, in the field of gender, youth and inclusion to take this work stream forwards.  This is an exciting opportunity for someone with the enthusiasm and inspiration to make WLE the place to go for evidence, insights and knowledge on gender, youth and >> Read more

Resource: Girls Count

“If you want to change the world, invest in an adolescent girl.” With these opening words to Girls Count: A Global Investment and Action Agenda, we inaugurated the Girls Count series, uncovering adolescent girl-specific data and insights to drive meaningful action to deliver concrete solutions to the challenges facing adolescent girls in developing countries.  This growing >> Read more

Publication: Patterns and trends of child and maternal nutrition inequalities in Nigeria

Author: Omilola, Babatunde (IFPRI) IFPRI Discussion Paper. Despite the fact that nonincome dimensions of well-being such as nutrition and health are now placed on the global development agenda, substantial gaps remain in our knowledge about patterns and trends in nutrition inequalities in many developing countries. The main objective of this paper is to document a >> Read more

Publication: Nutritional supplementation in girls influences the growth of their children: prospective study in Guatemala

Jere R Behrman, Maria C Calderon, Samuel H Preston, John Hoddinott, Reynaldo Martorell and Aryeh D Stein Background: Better early childhood nutrition improves schooling, adult health, skills, and wages, but there is little evidence regarding its effect on the next generation. Objective: We assessed whether nutritional supplementation in children aged <7 to 15 y affected >> Read more

News: PHILIPPINES Women’s College Corrects Gender Miseducation

MANILA, Apr 16 (IPS) - Flip open a typical textbook used in many Philippine schools and you will likely find images of women illustrating verbs such as ‘cook’ or ‘clean’, but hardly appearing anywhere much in economics and history textbooks. These are examples of the gender miseducation that textbooks in this South-east Asian country often >> 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) Women Deliver Conference June 7-9 2010

Women Deliver 2010, a global conference, will be held in Washington DC on June 7-9, 2010. The theme of the conference is: "Delivering solutions for girls and women," and we plan to focus on political, economic, social/cultural, and technological solutions. This global meeting will expand on Women Deliver's hallmark of inclusivity, reaching out to new >> Read more

News: Maternal Deaths Decline Sharply Across the Globe

"For the first time in decades, researchers are reporting a significant drop worldwide in the number of women dying each year from pregnancy and childbirth, to about 342,900 in 2008 from 526,300 in 1980. The findings, published in the medical journal The Lancet, challenge the prevailing view of maternal mortality as an intractable problem that >> Read more

Event (DC): Global Youth Enterprise & Livelihoods Development Conference

Making Cents International's 2010 Global Youth Enterprise & Livelihoods Development Conference September 15-16, 2010 Hosted by The Inter-American Development Bank Conference Center 1350 New York Ave., NW Washington, DC 20577 After an extensive global consultation with stakeholders in this field, the following themes have been identified as priority areas for the field this year and >> Read more