Measuring women’s empowerment: three new papers

Three new working papers just published by the World Bank Group analyze the three key constructs in women’s empowerment: time use, women’s agency, and ownership and control of assets. The papers are part of a broader collaboration among several researchers to improve the measurement of these constructs, known both for their centrality in the current policy debate on gender equality and for the challenges posed by their measurement.

New paper discusses women’s land rights as a pathway to poverty reduction

The new IFPRI discussion paper reviews the literature on women's land rights (WLR) and poverty reduction. It adapts the Gender, Agriculture and Assets Project (GAAP) conceptual framework to identify pathways by which WLR could reduce poverty and increase wellbeing of women and their households in rural areas.

New ASTI/AWARD portal supports women’s representation in African agricultural research

Women contribute important insights in agricultural research. Whether as government researchers, university professors, or senior research managers, their perspectives are essential for addressing the unique and pressing challenges of all farmers, particularly female farmers. Hiring women can also help alleviate staffing shortages in many African agricultural research agencies. These are a few of many good >> Read more

Webinar: What levels and composition of investment best serve global objectives of sustainable development?

Our second webinar in the May-October 2017 monthly series, conducted by Mark Rosegrant, Director of the Environment and Production Technology Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute, was dedicated to findings from a recent analysis of the impacts of alternative agricultural investments on global objectives of sustainable development. Watch the webinar recording

PIM Newsletter: April – June 2017

Information about our research, events, and publications in the past three months, as well as the calendar of upcoming events. Each of our six flagship programs presents an update for the second quarter 2017.