Discussion paper: A systematic review of cross-country data initiatives on agricultural public expenditures in developing countries

One of the most important instruments that developing and transitioning countries possess to achieve the transformation of their economies through meeting key development outcomes and impacts, especially where the agricultural sector plays a key role, is efficient and effective agricultural public expenditures (AgPEs), coupled with a conducive policy environment and dynamic private investments. Practitioners and >> Read more

Working paper: Indicators of gendered control over agricultural resources

A guide for agricultural policy and research Women are farmers and agricultural laborers in every part of the world. They are often responsible for the storage and processing of agricultural products. In some parts of the world, they play a key role in marketing crops. In almost all contexts, they play a central role in >> Read more

PIM contributes to the Global Gender and Environment Outlook

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 >> Read more

New PIM brochure: what we do in four pages

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. 

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.