International Women’s Day 2016: Empowering women with data and evidence in Bangladesh

This month on the Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange we celebrate International Women's Day 2016. In this blog, originally published on IFPRI's website, Agnes Quisumbing, Senior Research Fellow at the Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division (PHND), IFPRI, talks about how data and evidence on women's empowerment inspired policymakers and program implementers in Bangladesh to launch an agriculture initiative which >> Read more

Country-led ‘ANGeL’ to generate evidence in Bangladesh

On October 29, 2015, the government of Bangladesh officially launched the project, Orienting Agriculture toward Improved Nutrition and Women’s Empowerment, known as ANGeL.

Gendered pathways and puzzles in agriculture-nutrition research

Agnes Quisumbing (Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI) recently participated in the 5th annual Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH) conference, which focused this year on “agri-health research.” Returning from the conference, Agnes reflects on how far we’ve come in terms of recognizing gendered linkages within agriculture-nutrition research and where there are opportunities >> Read more

It’s about time: Interpreting time use results from two studies in Bangladesh

Monica Jain’s blog post on women’s time use in Bangladesh from last month's Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange generated a lot of discussion within the IFPRI gender team. Monica's findings differed from a recent IFPRI household survey in Bangladesh used to calculate the Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index, and we wanted to examine the cause of the disparity. >> Read more