Rubin, D.

USAID/East Africa: Report on the Regional Workshop on Gender, Agriculture, and Global Climate Change, March 20-23, 2012

This report summarizes the proceedings of a regional workshop on integrating attention to gender into agriculture and global climate change (GCC) programming in East Africa. It was held March 20-23, 2012 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. It was an outgrowth of an eighteen month process to identify key gender issues […] Continue reading

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Gender, Assets, and Agricultural Development Programs: A Conceptual Framework

Being able to access, control, and own productive assets such as land, labor, finance, and social capital enables people to create stable and productive lives. Yet relatively little is known about how agricultural development programs can most effectively deliver these outcomes of well-being, empowerment, and higher income in a way […] Continue reading

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Expanding the Role of Minority Serving Institutions in the Work of USAID

Author: Rubin, D. | Publication Date: 2011
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In 2009-2010, efforts were renewed to both broaden and deepen the involvement of Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) in United States Agency for International Development (USAID) agricultural programming, and under the auspices of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) an MSI Working Group was formed. Members of the […] Continue reading

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Gender Mainstreaming Strategy for the AGRA Policy Program

Gender Integration in USAID/Mali Accelerated Economic Growth Program Report on Technical Assistance Activity

Gender Assessment: USAID/Ghana

USAID/Ghana is in the process of developing a new Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) that will cover fiscal years 2011-2015. The new strategy will focus on the same four development objectives (DO) as the current strategy: Economic Growth, Education, Democracy and Governance, and Health. The USAID/Ghana Mission anticipates substantially realigning […] Continue reading

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Gender, Agriculture, and Climate Change: An Analysis for USAID/East Africa

Executive Summary: This report reviews the gender implications of the activities of the United States Agency for International Development/East Africa (USAID/EA) Regional Economic Growth and Integration (REGI) program with particular reference to the Feed the Future and the climate change initiatives. In East Africa, there is a need to incorporate […] Continue reading

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A Calf, A House, A Business of One’s Own: Microcredit, Asset Accumulation, and Economic Empowerment in GL CRSP projects in Ethiopia and Ghana

The USAID-supported Global Livestock Collaborative Research Support Program (GL CRSP) supported savings and credit (S&C) programs as part of its overarching goal to address risk in rural livelihoods. Two different models of microfinance programs were initiated in the GL CRSP activities in East and West Africa. The Pastoral Risk Management […] Continue reading

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Gender Assessment: USAID/Senegal

Author: Rubin, D.; Niang-Mbodj, O.K. | Publication Date: 2010
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The USAID/Senegal mission has made concerted efforts over the past few years to identify gender issues and to address gender inequalities in its programming. It has numerous projects that target women or men in order to overcome identified disparities, and which conduct the work through inclusive, community-based efforts to ensure […] Continue reading

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Gender Assessment: USAID/Central Asia Republics

Author: Rubin, D.; Somach, S. | Publication Date: 2010
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The legacy of decades of Soviet rule still affects the development of the five countries that comprise the Central Asian Republics (CAR) – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Unlike some other countries of the Former Soviet Union (FSU), the Central Asian countries did not achieve independence through a broad-based […] Continue reading

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