Data Can Be Sexist. Here’s How IFPRI is Fixing That Problem.

In their 2019 annual letter, Bill and Melinda gates note nine things that surprised them in 2018. Surprise #4 is: Data can be sexist. "I spend big chunks of my day studying data on health and development," Bill Gates writes. "I'm amazed at how little data we have on women and girls." Melinda Gates elaborates: "What little data >> Read more

The Role of Gender Equality in Accelerlating Progress on SDG2

Can gender equality accelerate the achievement of SDG2? I think the answer is yes. There is a growing body of evidence that documents the linkages between SDG5 on gender equality and women's empowerment and SDG2 and SDG3 — eliminating poverty, achieving zero hunger and malnutrition, and good health and wellbeing for women and children.

How Women’s Empowerment Shapes Children’s Schooling, Nutrition

Improvements in the status of women has often been shown to have positive impacts on their children, with increased investments in schooling, nutrition, and health. Yet in order to best target policies and investments, it is important to understand the nuances in a particular context, to better target where improvements may have maximum impact.

Boosting Nutrition and Women’s Empowerment Through Home Gardening

Malnutrition is the number one risk factor in the global burden of disease, and affects one in three people worldwide. Today, 159 million children are short for their age, 50 million are underweight and 264 million women of reproductive age are anaemic because they lack iron.