Gender and Assets

Research Program

Major Projects

Evaluating the Impacts of Agricultural Development Programming on Gender Inequalities, Asset Disparities, and Rural Livelihoods.

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Summary of findings

Learning from eight agricultural development interventions in Africa and South Asia
GAAP project note collection. November 2013.

Background: 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.

IFPRI staff: Agnes Quisumbing, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Amber Peterman, Julia, Behrman, Shalini Roy, Ginette Mignot, Chiara Kovarik

Enhancing Women’s Assets to Manage Risk under Climate Change: Potential for Group-Based Approaches

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Background: 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

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