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Cause and Effect

Women’s empowerment is increasingly a priority in international development, for reasons of social justice, and also because it is considered an important way by which to achieve development goals, such as those related to health, nutrition, and…

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Why we should care about women's right to land

This blog story  by IFPRI senior researcher Agnes Quisumbing  was originally posted as part of the  Devex Land Matters for Women campaign. Why do you care about women’s land rights? Isn’t it enough for the household to have land? This question is a common…

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World Population Day

Chiara Kovarik is a Senior Research Assistant in IFPRI's Poverty Health and Nutrition Division Today, on  World Population Day, IFPRI recognizes that the world’s growing population—which reached 7 billion in 2011—has a powerful impact on development.…

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Tackling Malnutrition in India

This blog story  by IFPRI Senior Research Fellow  Purnima Menon  and Micronutrient Initiative President  Venkatesh Mannar  was originally posted on  The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Impatient Optimists blog. The 27 million children born in India this…

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WEAI Data Goes Public

Originally posted by Emily Hogue, Team Leader for Monitoring and Evaluation, Bureau for Food Security  USAID, on the  Feed the Future Blog Last year we launched an  innovative tool  to measure women’s empowerment in agriculture. Last month, we celebrated…

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“How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Index”

Last year,  IFPRI  researchers, in partnership with the  US  Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Oxford Poverty& Human Development Initiative (OPHI), developed the  Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI), a tool designed to…

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Empowering Adolescent Girls through Better Information

The next  International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) and IFPRI Impact Evaluation Seminar  will be held on April 11 at 12:30 EST. Markus Goldstein of the World Bank will present on how a two-pronged program providing vocational training and…

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Double burden: Rural Pakistani women

From former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto to student activist Malala Yousufzai, Pakistani women from all backgrounds and age groups have been transforming the discourse of gender roles in Pakistani society. And they are making a difference: in the…

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