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

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

How Women Can Maximize the Nutrition and Health Benefits of Irrigation for All

In response to increasing interest in how health has bearings on the gender-agriculture-nutrition framework, A4NH organized a seminar on Agriculture, Gender, and Health: Tracing the Links on October 20, 2015. The seminar provided three case studies in how gender dynamics in rural livelihoods influence health, and in turn, nutrition. Kelly Jones shared an overview of >> 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