Introducing pro-WEAI: A tool for measuring women’s empowerment in agricultural development projects

In April 2018, the Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project, Phase 2 (GAAP2), launched the pilot version of the Project-Level Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (pro-WEAI). Pro-WEAI is a new survey-based index for measuring empowerment, agency, and inclusion of women in the agriculture sector. Developed jointly by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the Oxford >> Read more

Can WFP’s Food Assistance for Assets contribute to women’s empowerment and nutrition?

In 2017, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) published a report on a five-country study on how WFP’s Food Assistance for Assets (FFA) work can contribute to empowering women and improving their nutrition. In this blog, a Senior Consultant for WFP, Zalynn Peishi, highlights some of the study’s findings. Findings from this study will >> Read more

A framework for measuring women’s empowerment at multiple levels

Gender and equity are cross-cutting themes across the five flagship programs of the CGIAR’s Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH). In this blog, Dr. Kathryn Yount, Professor and Asa Griggs Candler Chair of Global Health at Emory University and member of the External Advisory Committee of the Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project >> Read more

Reach, benefit, or empower: Clarifying gender strategies of development projects

In light of growing evidence on the important role of women in agriculture, development projects are increasingly incorporating gender in their project strategies. In this blog, Sophie Theis and Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Research Analyst and Senior Research Fellow in IFPRI’s Environment and Production Technology Division (EPTD), discuss the need to differentiate and classify a project’s approach >> Read more