Fishing with a new research method nets bountiful insights

To better understand fisheries, scientists applied a review method from the medical world. A new analysis brings together evidence from 31 articles in a wide range of contexts around the world. Fisheries are used as a particular lens for addressing the broader question for natural resource management: Given the complexity and diversity of socio-ecological systems around the world, how can we devise the best ways to intervene to promote sustainability?

Webinar: Women in agriculture: Four myths

Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality and women’s rights and at least 11 of the 17 SDGs require indicators related to gender dynamics. Despite the need for reliable indicators, stylized facts on women, agriculture, and the environment persist. During this webinar we will focus on four gender myths: 1) 70% of the world’s poor are women; 2) Women produce 60 to 80% of the world’s food; 3) Women own 1% of the world’s land; and 4) Women are better stewards of the environment.

PIM pre-conference workshop on rural transformation at the International Conference of Agricultural Economists 2018: Selected papers

PIM will convene a pre-conference workshop "Rural Transformation in the 21st Century: The Challenges of Low-Income, Late-Transforming Countries" as part of the 2018 International Conference of Agricultural Economists (July 28 - August 2, 2018, Vancouver, BC, Canada). Check the list of papers selected for the workshop through an open competitive call.

Journal article: Small firms, structural change and labor productivity growth in Africa: Evidence from Tanzania

Africa’s impressive economic performance over the past two decades has been accompanied by a proliferation of small firms, many of which operate in the informal sector. The new paper contributes to the understanding of the role that small firms play in a rapidly growing, but still poor, African economy.

Webinar: Cash transfer programs and intimate partner violence – Lessons from 3 case studies around the globe

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. Several recent studies find evidence that cash transfer programs, targeted primarily to women, can reduce IPV. In this webinar, we will describe a framework for potential pathways through which transfers can affect IPV and showcase results from 3 studies (Ecuador, Bangladesh, and Mali).