How can you tell if your survey questions work? Using cognitive testing to improve measurement of women’s empowerment in nutrition and health

In the second phase of the Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project (GAAP2), researchers are developing the project-level Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (pro-WEAI) to measure women’s empowerment in agricultural development projects. The pro-WEAI includes an optional module to measure women’s empowerment in health and nutrition decisions. In this blog, Anika Hannan, a soon-to-be MPH graduate >> 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

Indicators for measuring IYCF practices: Time to take stock and revisit!

Good nutrition in the earliest stages of life directly influences children’s future nutrition and development as they grow into healthy adults. Research has contributed to a set of guiding principles on the best infant and young child complementary feeding (IYCF) practices to promote healthy child growth, development, and nutrition.