Evaluating the Impacts of Agricultural Development Programming on Gender Inequalities, Asset Disparities, and Rural Livelihoods.
Background information: The project looks at a variety of agricultural development projects to what is the impact of these projects on men’s and women’s assets with assets defined quite broadly (e.g. livestock, genetic resources, equipment, access to markets, extension, social capital, human capital and so on) and whether gender targeting makes a difference in terms of outcomes. This project is jointly administered with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). The project is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. For more information please visit the project website at http://genderassets.wordpress.com
IFPRI staff: Agnes Quisumbing, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Amber Peterman, Julia Behrman, Shalini Roy, Ginette Mignot
Enhancing Women’s Assets to Manage Risk under Climate Change: Potential for Group-Based Approaches
Background information: The project explores ways to contribute to poverty reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia (especially Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Mali) through helping poor women farmers and pastoralists manage risks and adapt to climate change as a result of more effective programs to protect or strengthen women’s control over critical assets, including natural and social capital, and/or increased returns to those assets. The project is supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany.
IFPRI staff: Agnes Quisumbing, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Claudia Ringler, Catherine Ragasa, Andrew Dillon, Neha Kumar, Elizabeth Bryan, Julia Behrman, Eric Haglund, Yan Sun
Pathways for Ensuring Access to Assets: Land Tenure Reform and Beyond
Background information: The project strives to improve understanding of how people in Uganda and Liberia gain secure access to assets, including land, and how the patterns of access differ for women and men. It analyzes the social, economic, and institutional barriers that women face in accessing and controlling assets, including land. It also accesses the interactions among various assets and provides concrete suggestions of how to improve policy and practice to enhance women’s access to and control over assets for better development outcomes.
IFPRI Staff: Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Eric Haglund
Gender-Specific Impacts of the Food Price Crisis
Background information: The project strives to overcome important information gaps related to the gendered impact of the food and other global crises that limit appropriate actions related to crisis responses. Data for this project comes from Ethiopia, Uganda, and Bangladesh.
IFPRI staff: Agnes Quisumbing, Neha Kumar, Wahid Quabili