Cyclone Idai shows why long-term disaster resilience is so crucial

Growing frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, such as Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, are increasingly viewed as a consequence of climate change. This is true globally, but particularly for areas like southern Africa. What is the way forward from Idai’s aftermath?

The research-practitioner divide: Why we are still optimistic

Researchers and development practitioners don’t often team up to co-lead large global projects. There are reasons this type of partnership isn’t very common, yet we each need the other to be able to solve seemingly intractable global problems like hunger and poverty.

Cash transfers and intimate partner violence

Cash transfers are a promising tool to reduce intimate partner violence, but can they be effective across diverse contexts and program design? In this blog, Melissa Hidrobo and Shalini Roy identify three policy-relevant knowledge gaps related to the potential of transfer programs to reduce IPV, then address them drawing on case studies from Ecuador, Bangladesh, and Mali.

Considering gender in irrigation: Technology adoption for women farmers

IFPRI researchers Elizabeth Bryan and Hagar ElDidi discuss the differences in how the costs and benefits of small-scale irrigation technologies are distributed among men and women within the same households, how this is linked to women's empowerment, and what should be done to ensure that women participate in and benefit from irrigation.

Brochure: Gender research in PIM

Progress toward gender equality enhances inclusion and promotes effective development. Gender bias contributes to underlying causes of all the grand challenges identified by CGIAR. Scientists supported by the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) are working to provide solutions to eliminate this bias. The new brochure summarizes selected recent findings and outcomes from the gender research in PIM.