Assessing How Agricultural Technologies can Change Gender Dynamics and Food Security Outcomes

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The “Assessing How Agricultural Technologies can Change Gender Dynamics and Food Security Outcomes” toolkit introduces a framework that considers the social context of the agricultural technologies and the specific challenges that women and men farmers face in using the technology. It focuses on three areas: time and labor; food availability, access, […] Continue reading

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Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Extension Services Technology Profiles

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The technology profiles were authored and developed by multiple researchers, with technical support from Cultural Practice, LLC. The Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Extension Services (INGENAES) project works to improve agricultural livelihoods focusing on strengthening extension and advisory services to empower and engage smallholder farmers, men and women. The […] Continue reading

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Increasing Opportunities for Women Farmers in Community-Based Extension: A Case Study of the PROFIT+ Model

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Around the world, both women and men are involved in agricultural activities. Evidence shows that women provide 70-85% of labor for food production and sales in Sub-Saharan Africa (The World Bank, FAO, and IFAD, 2008 citing The World Bank, 2005). Despite this enormous contribution of labor, women in Sub-Saharan Africa […] Continue reading

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Enhanced Engagement in Research: Mid-Term Evaluation of the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Program

Author: Benschoter, E., Fonseca, C., Caro, D., Nordehn, C., Orvedal, I. | Publication Date: 2017/01/31

This mid-term evaluation of the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) is crucial to inform the next five years of the program. The evaluation will contribute to the Global Development Lab’s (Lab) objective to document to program effectiveness to better inform programming decisions through analysis and action-oriented recommendations for […] Continue reading

Mid-term evaluation of the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research

Facilitation Guide for an Integrated Evaluation Methodology: Most Significant Change and PhotoVoice

In 2012, Lutheran World Relief (LWR) and its local implementing partners launched the Learning for Gender Integration initiative (LGI), an innovative program to address gender inequality in the context of food security. LGI’s goal was to address inequalities to ensure that men and women have equal opportunities to benefit from […] Continue reading

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Midterm Performance Evaluation of the Fistula Care Plus Project: Looking Back and Projecting Forward

Author: Caro, D., Arrowsmith, S. | Publication Date: 2017/02
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The Fistula Care Plus (FC+) Project is a five-year global project supported by the USAID Offices of Population and Reproductive Health, and Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition. The project is designed to prevent, detect, and treat obstetric fistula. The purpose of this evaluation is to identify strengths and weaknesses […] Continue reading

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Gender Analysis Toolkit for Health Systems

Author: Caro, D.; Nordehn, C.; Betron, M. | Publication Date: 2016
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The purpose of the Gender Analysis Toolkit is to provide research questions to guide data collection when performing a project-level gender analysis. The Toolkit provides illustrative questions related to the five domains described in United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Automated Directive System (ADS) 205, which are: 1) Laws, […] Continue reading

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Subjective Measures of Women’s Economic Empowerment

Interest in supporting women’s economic empowerment (WEE) in recent years has created an awareness of the need for more accurate and detailed data if gender disparities are to be appropriately and successfully addressed. This brief review finds that initiatives that are collecting data focus on objective measures of WEE (such […] Continue reading

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Qualitative methods for gender research in agricultural development

The rise of mixed methods approaches to development-oriented research has brought new attention to qualitative research methods. This paper describes the use of qualitative approaches to illuminate gender relations in agricultural development research and project implementation. For gender research, qualitative methods can be particularly helpful in illuminating how men and […] Continue reading

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Final Performance Evaluation Of The Leveraging Effective Application Of Direct Investments Project

Author: Dorsainvil, D., Benschoter, E., Moncoeur, B., Mahotiere, F., Michel, H. | Publication Date: 3/2016
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PROJECT BACKGROUND Leveraging Effective Application of Direct Investments (LEAD) is a USAID-funded $12 million project implemented by the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) from July 2011 and recently extended to March 2017. It was conceived as a pilot project with the objective of stimulating growth and employment by supporting Haitian […] Continue reading

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