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  • Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project | An IFPRI Info site
    Keller International and IFPRI and is part of the GAAP2 portfolio The full blog can be read here In an interview on Periscope GAAP2 team members Hazel Malapit and Greg Seymour talk about the WEAI their roles in the development of the index what they have learnt and some recent findings from Bangladesh IFPRI researchers and partners who implemented the WEAI in Bangladesh share their experiences and the lessons they have learnt in these video interviews Akhter Ahmed IFPRI on the success of the WEAI in Bangladesh Mark Tegenfeldt USAID Bangladesh on the importance of the WEAI in Bangladesh Mohammad Zahidul Hassan Data Analysis and Technical Assistance Limited DATA on lessons learned from the implementation of the WEAI from GAAP2 Uncategorized New paper Gender Assets and Agricultural Development Lessons from Eight Projects 2016 February 25 Comments Off on New paper Gender Assets and Agricultural Development Lessons from Eight Projects tags findings gaap1 by Mysbah Balagamwala A new p aper co authored by GAAP PIs and other GAAP1 team members synthesizing the findings of the 8 impact evaluations of projects which were part of the firs t phase of GAAP is now available The evaluations used mixed methods to show the impact agricultural development programs have on individual and household assets in seven countries in Africa south of the Sahara and South Asia While all projects showed an increase in assets at the household level only 4 were able to increase women s control of assets and only one project contributed to a reduction in the gender asset gap Similarly many projects showed an increase in women s income but were unable to increase the relative control women have over income from projects The review did find however that even in cases where there were no impacts on asset ownership and control over income the interventions improved women s lives and welfare and influenced underlying norms about women s work and participation in decision making In addition to the quantitative and qualitative findings from GAAP1 on the importance of paying greater attention to gender and assets by researchers and development implementers the methodological contributions made by the program to the study of gender and assets will be used and built upon in the second phase of GAAP GAAP2 More information about the GAAP1 portfolio can be found here The paper Gender Assets and Agricultural Development Lessons from Eight Projects is open access and can be read here from GAAP1 Development of a project level WEAI begins at the GAAP2 inception workshop 2016 February 17 Comments Off on Development of a project level WEAI begins at the GAAP2 inception workshop tags GAAP2 Inception Workshop pro WEAI WEAI by Mysbah Balagamwala On January 27 29 2016 the IFPRI led Gender Agriculture and Assets Project held an inception workshop to kick off its second phase GAAP2 The workshop was organized in collaboration with AWARD at the beautiful World Agroforestry Center ICRAF campus in Nairobi Kenya About 60 people participated in the workshop including the GAAP2 core team and partners the GAAP2 External Advisory Committee EAC and most importantly representatives from projects that have been short listed to be part of GAAP2 Workshop participants at the ICRAF campus Photo credit AWARD Supported by the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation BMGF the US Agency for International Development USAID and the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health A4NH with the participation of the CGIAR Research Program on Policies Institutions and Markets PIM GAAP2 aims to develop project level indicators for measuring women s empowerment and to identify the most effective strategies that agricultural development projects can use to empower women The workshop was the first opportunity for members of the GAAP2 community to convene and get to know each other while achieving the following objectives Develop a shared understanding of the overall initiative its objectives and modalities Learn about measures of women s empowerment particularly the Women s Empowerment in Agriculture Index WEAI and their uses in development programming Develop components of a project level WEAI pro WEAI that can be used for assessing the impact of different types of agricultural development projects on women s empowerment Lay the foundation for a GAAP2 Community of Practice CoP and develop outreach strategies for engaging with projects that are not directly included in the GAAP2 portfolio Review the GAAP2 timeline and discuss how individual pro WEAI pilots fit into that timeline and how these can be used to identify strategies that work to empower women Getting to know the WEAI The GAAP2 core team presented the WEAI and its modifications the Abbreviated WEAI or A WEAI The presentations focused on the rationale behind the creation of the index its strengths and weaknesses and how it has been applied so far The next stage of the WEAI will be the development of the pro WEAI which will be implemented by the GAAP2 projects and the integration of the pro WEAI into the projects impact assessment plans Poster session at the workshop Photo credit Stephan Dohrn GAAP2 projects Projects teams presented their interventions and proposed impact assessment strategies in a poster session the GAAP2 portfolio has a diverse mix of projects ranging from livestock interventions to home gardens to financial inclusion programs and nutrition sensitive agriculture extension programs This was followed by a trivia contest about the information presented with exciting prizes chocolates and coffee for those with the highest points Group work to develop the pro WEAI The second day of the workshop was dedicated to developing the pro WEAI The group was divided first according to project themes livestock crops income nutrition and then dimensions of women s empowerment access and use to information individual empowerment intrahousehold dynamics physical mobility empowerment with respect to nutrition The purpose of the group work was to a propose additions or modifications to the existing A WEAI module and b brainstorm over potential add on modules to the A WEAI The group sessions resulted in some great ideas which will be

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  • About | Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project
    However men and women have different access to and control over assets This includes both tangible assets such as money livestock land and so on and intangible assets education social networks and so on Yet relatively little is known about how agricultural development programs affect men s and women s access to and control over these types of assets The Gender Agriculture and Assets Project GAAP is jointly led by the International Food Policy Research Institute IFPRI and the International Livestock Research Institute ILRI to better understand gender and asset dynamics in agricultural development programs GAAP core team members work with agricultural development projects in South Asia and Sub Saharan Africa to Identify how development projects impact men s and women s assets Clarify which strategies have been successful in reducing gender gaps in asset access control and ownership and Improve partner organization s abilities to measure and analyze qualitative and quantitative gender and assets data in their Monitoring Evaluation M E plans for current and future projects Through a competitive process eight different agricultural development projects from throughout South Asia and Sub Saharan Africa were chosen to be a part of the GAAP portfolio see GAAP Portfolio for specific project information Each of these partner projects received a grant from GAAP that allowed them to conduct additional quantitative and qualitative research to look at how how men s and women s assets change over the life of their project In addition GAAP core team members from IFPRI and ILRI provided training and technical assistance to each partner project in the GAAP portfolio on qualitative and quantitative gender and assets research methods In addition to the eight projects in the portfolio one additional project applied to receive funding forcapacity building but not research For more detailed information you can read

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  • Project Overview | Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project
    household head usually a man thus the program may contribute to an overall widening of the gap between men s and women s assets Other projects may exclusively target women and this may lead to an increase in women s control of assets relative to men On the other hand exclusive targeting to women may lead to men appropriating women s assets as they increase in value In other instances men may effectively control women s assets even while women are the nominal owners There is a lot we simply do not know about how agricultural development programs affect the gender asset gap between and across rural contexts The Gender Agriculture and Assets Project GAAP is jointly led by the International Food Policy Research Institute IFPRI and the International Livestock Research Institute ILRI to better understand gender and asset dynamics in agricultural development programs GAAP core team members works with agricultural development projects in South Asia and Sub Saharan Africa to Identify how development projects impact men s and women s assets Clarify which strategies have been successful in reducing gender gaps in asset access control and ownership Improve partner organization s abilities to measure and analyze qualitative and quantitative gender and assets data in their Monitoring Evaluation M E plans for current and future projects Through a competitive process eight different agricultural development projects from throughout South Asia and Sub Saharan Africa were chosen to be a part of the GAAP portfolio see GAAP Portfolio for specific project information Each of these partner projects receive a grant from GAAP that allows them to conduct additional quantitative and qualitative research to look at how how men s and women s assets change over the life of their particular project In addition GAAP core team members from IFRPI and ILRI provide

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  • Q&A | Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project
    that increase trust ability to work together access to opportunities reciprocity and informal safety nets Political capital such as citizenship enfranchisement and effective participation in governance often key to controlling rights over other assets Q Is gender interchangeable with women when discussing asset ownership A Though they are often incorrectly used interchangeably the words gender and women refer to two different concepts Gender refers to the set of socially constructed roles behaviors responsibilities and attributes a society considers appropriate for men and women Gender therefore considers women in relation to men while women is not a relational concept Q Why focus on assets rather than income A Control over and ownership of assets is a critical component of well being Increasing control and ownership of assets helps to create success in pathways out of poverty in comparison to interventions aimed at increasing income or consumption alone For example assets play an important role in many livelihood strategies and can be built over time while income or consumption are subject to fluctuations In addition asset ownership carries intangible benefits such as increasing self esteem and social status which are associated with both individual and household well being Q Why should development interventions focus on gender and assets A Research shows that households do not pool resources nor share the same preferences this implies that who within the household receives resources determines the impact of policy and development programs Evidence from many countries across a range of development interventions shows that increasing resources controlled by women improves child health and nutrition outcomes agricultural productivity and income growth The evidence on the different ways in which men and women use assets is diverse for example The greater a woman s asset holdings at marriage the larger the share the household spends on children

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  • GAAP Timeline | Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project
    to be a part of the GAAP portfolio and receive funding and assistance in analysis of project impact on gender and assets December 2010 Applicant projects reviewed by GAAP core team members and GAAP External Advisory Committee EAC January 2011 GAAP core team selects eight partner projects to be part of the portfolio conditional on a number of revisions to initial proposals Throughout 2011 GAAP core team members work with portfolio projects to provide technical assistance in gender and assets data collection and analysis Initial development of Gender and Asset Toolkit by core team October 2011 GAAP Mid term review workshop in Rajendrapur Bangladesh at the BRAC center with portfolio partners to review progress to date November 2011 Call for proposals to receive funding and assistance to strengthen capacity to use GAAP analysis to develop and test strategies to improve project impact on women s assets mid course adjustments Early 2012 Approval of successful proposals for mid course adjustments Throughout 2012 GAAP core team members work with portfolio projects to provide technical assistance in gender and assets data collection and analysis GAAP core team members synthesize information from across projects to develop lessons learned January 2013 Final technical workshop for project grantees and EAC members in Addis Ababa Ethiopia Summer 2013 Final papers with results are submitted by grantees to GAAP team November 2013 GAAP Project Notes with results as well as some IFPRI Discussion Papers with findings are released December 2013 Workshop held in Nairobi Kenya to get feedback on the practitioner s guide March 2014 Workshop held in New Delhi India to get feedback on the practitioner s guide May 2014 Workshop to be held in DC to get feedback on the practitioner s guide June 2014 Update of the GAAP toolkit complete with case studies from all

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  • GAAP Activities & Outcomes | Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project
    Investigators Bios Other Core Members Bios External Advisory Committee EAC Role Bios GAAP Activities Outcomes The following figure shows how the different GAAP activities are linked to lead to the outcomes and ultimately the impact of the project Get Free Updates RSS Feed Email Updates What is GAAP GAAP core team members works with agricultural development projects in South Asia and Sub Saharan Africa to 1 Identify how development projects

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  • GAAP Conceptual Framework | Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project
    CSISA tools CARE tools BRAC tools Findings Core Team Principal Investigators Bios Other Core Members Bios External Advisory Committee EAC Role Bios GAAP Conceptual Framework The following is the GAAP conceptual framework was developed to understand the gendered pathways through which asset accumulation occurs including attention to not only men s and women s assets but also those they jointlt control and own Unlike previous frameworks this model depicts the gendered dimensions of each component of the pathway in recognition of the evidence that men and women not only control own or dispose of assets in different ways but also access control and own different kinds of assets The discussion paper on this conceptual framework is accessible here A powerpoint overview of this conceptual framework is accessible here See the Project Note November 2013 on the conceptual framework Source Ruth Meinzen Dick Nancy Johnson Agnes Quisumbing Jemimah Njuki Julia Behrman Deborah Rubin Amber Peterman and Elizabeth Waithanji Get Free Updates RSS Feed Email Updates What is GAAP GAAP core team members works with agricultural development projects in South Asia and Sub Saharan Africa to 1 Identify how development projects impact men s and women s assets 2 Clarify which strategies

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  • Contact GAAP | Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project
    Findings Core Team Principal Investigators Bios Other Core Members Bios External Advisory Committee EAC Role Bios Contact GAAP For any questions regarding GAAP write to us at IFPRI GAAP cgiar org Source IFPRI Get Free Updates RSS Feed Email Updates What is GAAP GAAP core team members works with agricultural development projects in South Asia and Sub Saharan Africa to 1 Identify how development projects impact men s and women

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