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PIM contributes to the Global Gender and Environment Outlook

GGEO summary report

The Global Gender and Environment Outlook (GGEO), a collaborative project between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and strategic partners, is the first comprehensive global assessment of inter-linkages between gender and the environment. In advance of the report’s release later this year, GGEO: The Critical Issues, an abridged version of the report, was presented at the second United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) in Nairobi on May 25, 2016.

Cheryl Doss and Caitlin Kieran, members of PIM’s gender team, served on the advisory data group for the report.  read more...

International conference on Agri-Chains and Sustainable Development: Linking local and global dynamics

ACSD 2016 pic

PIM is co-organizing the international conference on Agri-Chains and Sustainable Development: Linking local and global dynamics (AC&SD 2016) to be held on 12-14 December 2016 in Montpellier, France. AC&SD 2016 will bring together participants from multiple world regions to discuss the role of agricultural value chains in implementing global and local frameworks and partnerships for translating the Sustainable Development Goals into reality. read more...

New PIM brochure: what we do in four pages

PIM brochure 2016

The CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) leads action-oriented research for a food-secure present and future. Our research provides support for policies that help poor farmers, both men and women, improve their lives; produce nutritious and affordable foods; and protect the soil, water, and biodiversity in rural landscapes.  read more...

Discussion paper: Qualitative methods for gender research in agricultural development


For gender research, qualitative methods can be particularly helpful in illuminating how men and women view their lives. The new PIM/IFPRI discussion paper by Deborah Rubin describes the use of qualitative approaches to illuminate gender relations in agricultural development research and project implementation. read more...

Bringing statistics on public expenditures up to SPEED: database and web tool updated


The Statistics on Public Expenditures for Economic Development, sporting a catchy acronym SPEED, is an open access database managed by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) with support from the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM). It is also a user friendly interactive web tool allowing to view, compare, and download data on public expenditures from 147 countries from 1980-2012. read more...

Can cash transfers prevent intimate partner violence?

Bangladesh - IPV blog

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is the most pervasive form of violence globally—with 1 in 3 women physically or sexually abused by a partner in her lifetime. Of course, averages hide important disparities: Women living in Tokyo’s bustling urban affluence face a different probability of victimization than an impoverished women living in the sprawling slums of Lagos. Yet, partner violence remains stubbornly high—affecting women in all walks of life across the globe.  read more...