Rubin, D.

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, 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/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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Gender and Community Development: Experience of GL CRSP Projects in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Kenya, and Kyrgyzstan.

Author: Rubin, D. | Publication Date: 2010
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Addressing gender disparities in economic growth, particularly in agriculture, is not a new goal for development interventions, but after a hiatus in the 1990s it has received new attention in the past decade. Four research and outreach projects of the Global Livestock Collaborative Research Support Program working in Ethiopia, Ghana, […] Continue reading

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Integrating Attention to Gender in Development Programming USAID/Tanzania

Author: Rubin, D. | Publication Date: 2010
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This site provides a link to the agenda, presentations, and handouts for the gender workshop on Integrating Attention to Gender in Development Programming. The workshop was held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in May 2010 and led by Deborah Rubin, Director, Cultural Practice, LLC. Continue reading

Gender Issues and Agriculture in Senegal

Currently at 13.8% of GDP, agriculture remains vitally important to the Senegalese economy and to its inhabitants, encompassing 77.5% of the work force.2 The primacy of agriculture and fishing has however been replaced in export earnings by phosphate production. Revenue from tourism is also important. Senegal’s historical reliance on the […] Continue reading

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