Does sex preference affect children’s nutrition and health? Findings from Indonesia.

This month on the A4NH Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange, Giordano Palloni, Associate Research Fellow in the Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division at IFPRI, talks about the findings of his research in which a large household panel dataset from Indonesia is used to show that a mother’s preference for the sex of her next born child plays >> Read more

Development of a project-level WEAI begins at the GAAP2 inception workshop

The second phase of the Gender, Agriculture and Assets Program (GAAP2) is hosted within A4NH. GAAP2 aims to develop measurements for women’s empowerment in agricultural development programs and a large number of projects chosen to be part of GAAP2 seek to improve nutritional outcomes either through direct interventions or indirectly via increases in income through >> Read more

From the WDDS to the MDD-W: Get to Know the New Indicator for Measuring Women’s Dietary Diversity

As FANTA notes, “One of the most important factors responsible for maternal micronutrient deficiency is poor diets lacking diversity; however, accurate information on women’s diets and micronutrient intake is lacking.” In July 2014, a meeting of academics, international research institutes, and UN and donor agencies unanimously endorsed a new global dietary diversity indicator for assessing >> Read more

Much ado about decision-making: Musings on collecting gender and empowerment measures in program evaluations

Amber Peterman is an Assistant Research Professor of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and former Research Fellow in the Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). She will be co-leading a training session on decision-making indicators with Deanna Olney of IFPRI and Ana >> Read more