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  • WEAI featured on International Women’s Day 2016 | Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project
    to empower women in Bangladesh with a series of blogs and interviews Agnes Quisumbing writes on how findings from a survey in Bangladesh which used the Women s Empowerment in Agriculture Index WEAI inspired policymakers to pilot an integrated agriculture program which aims to empower women and improve nutrition The program titled Orienting Agriculture Toward Improved Nutrition and Women s Empowerment better known as ANGeL Agriculture Nutrition and Gender Linkages is being implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture in Bangladesh with technical assistance from Helen 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

    Original URL path: http://gaap.ifpri.info/2016/03/08/weai-featured-on-international-womens-day-2016/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Bangladesh | Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project
    tools Findings Core Team Principal Investigators Bios Other Core Members Bios External Advisory Committee EAC Role Bios Posts tagged Bangladesh 0 3 8 16 WEAI featured on International Women s Day 2016 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

    Original URL path: http://gaap.ifpri.info/tag/bangladesh/ (2016-05-01)
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  • WEAI | Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project
    Core Members Bios External Advisory Committee EAC Role Bios Posts tagged WEAI 0 3 8 16 WEAI featured on International Women s Day 2016 0 2 17 16 Development of a project level WEAI begins at the GAAP2 inception workshop 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

    Original URL path: http://gaap.ifpri.info/tag/weai/ (2016-05-01)
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  • GAAP2 | Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project
    Members Bios External Advisory Committee EAC Role Bios Posts from the GAAP2 Category 0 3 8 16 WEAI featured on International Women s Day 2016 0 2 17 16 Development of a project level WEAI begins at the GAAP2 inception workshop 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

    Original URL path: http://gaap.ifpri.info/category/gaap2/ (2016-05-01)
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  • New paper: Gender, Assets, and Agricultural Development: Lessons from Eight Projects | Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project
    New paper Gender Assets and Agricultural Development Lessons from Eight Projects 2016 February 25 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 No comments yet Comments are closed Get Free Updates RSS Feed Email Updates What is GAAP GAAP core team members works with agricultural development projects in South

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  • findings | Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project
    Findings Core Team Principal Investigators Bios Other Core Members Bios External Advisory Committee EAC Role Bios Posts tagged findings 0 2 25 16 New paper Gender Assets and Agricultural Development Lessons from Eight Projects 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

    Original URL path: http://gaap.ifpri.info/tag/findings/ (2016-05-01)
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  • gaap1 | Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project
    Findings Core Team Principal Investigators Bios Other Core Members Bios External Advisory Committee EAC Role Bios Posts tagged gaap1 0 2 25 16 New paper Gender Assets and Agricultural Development Lessons from Eight Projects 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

    Original URL path: http://gaap.ifpri.info/tag/gaap1/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Development of a project-level WEAI begins at the GAAP2 inception workshop | Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project
    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 used by the GAAP2 core team to develop survey modules for the pro WEAI Community of Practice An important feature of GAAP2 is the CoP which will allow members of GAAP2 to communicate and collaborate with each other throughout the duration of the project In addition to the GAAP2 CoP a larger community will be created for those interested in following the project and using the pro WEAI in their work Networking There were many opportunities for participants to get to know each over the course of the

    Original URL path: http://gaap.ifpri.info/2016/02/17/development-of-a-project-level-weai-begins-at-the-gaap2-inception-workshop/ (2016-05-01)
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