Can dairy value-chain projects change gender norms in rural Bangladesh? Impacts on assets, gender norms, and time use

Agnes R. Quisumbing, Shalini Roy, Jemimah Njuki, Kakuly Tanvin, Elizabeth Waithanji
ifpri discussion paper

Value-chain projects are increasingly being used to link smallholders to markets. However, in contexts where women tend to own and control fewer assets than men, and are more likely to be involved in informal rather than formal market activities, there is potential for value-chain projects to have unintended consequences on gender dynamics.