Imagination exercises: Using vignettes to explore gender issues related to food security and nutrition

GENNOVATE is a global comparative research initiative that uses qualitative methods to address how gender norms influence adoption of agricultural and natural resource management innovations. In this blog, Giulia Micheletti, Marlène Elias, and Jessica Raneri of Bioversity International describe a nutrition-sensitive version of GENNOVATE, in which a vignette tool was developed and piloted to understand >> Read more

Improving Nutrition in India: Taking Flight with WINGS

All over the world, people are paying attention to the transformative role of women’s groups. Women, when organized in groups, have been able to achieve change within their communities, households, and themselves, despite facing great odds, such as restrictive gender norms that limit the scope of their decisionmaking, legal systems that prohibit them from owning >> Read more

Got Milk? The role of gender, incentives, and nutrition in dairy contract farming in Northern Senegal

This month on the Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange, IFPRI Research Fellows Melissa Hidrobo, Tanguy Bernard, Rahul Rawat, and Agnes Le Port relate findings on how contract design can influence nutrition and milk production, mediated by intrahousehold gender dynamics. Designing an experimental incentive contract, the team measured the contract's impact on child nutrition outcomes as well as regularity of milk delivery. Decision-making power, associated with >> 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