Research and Evaluation

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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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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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

LGI Facilitation Guide

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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Feed the Future Integrating Nutrition in Value Chains, Malawi Gender and Value Chain Assessment

The Feed the Future Integrating Nutrition in Value Chains (FtF-INVC) is a three-year USAID-funded project in Malawi that seeks to mitigate these challenges by sustainably reducing rural poverty and improving nutrition outcomes. To achieve these goals, FtF-INVC promotes, supports, and facilitates gender equitable market-driven, agriculture-led, and integrated economic growth approaches. The FtF INVC Project […] Continue reading

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AgTCA Tajikistan: Agricultural Technology Commercialization Assessment

The adoption of agricultural technologies at scale is essential to improve agricultural production and marketing, farmer income, and food security. Yet the commercialization of new agricultural technologies often faces substantial challenges. A successful strategy to bring agricultural technology to scale must be based on strong practical and theoretical evidence of […] Continue reading

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Special Study on Minority-Serving Institutions’ and Minority-Serving Organizations’ Engagement and Minority Participation in the F2F Program

Drawing on reports, evaluation materials, and interviews with experts including former MSI program directors, this brief discusses the background of Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) and Minority Serving Organizations (MSOs) experience with the Farmer to Farmer (F2F) program and ways to increase their participation in the program. After further examination of constraints […] Continue reading

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Gender Assessment of the AIRS Rwanda Spray Operations

Author: McDowell, F. | Publication Date: 2013
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Africa Indoor Residual Spraying Project (AIRS) is Abt Associates-led program funded by the President’s Malaria Initiative to carry out spraying to reduce the incidence and prevalence of malaria in up to 17 African countries. Abt subcontractor, Cultural Practice, LLC (CP) conducted a gender assessment in Rwanda in May and June […] Continue reading

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AIRS Senegal: Review of Gender Issues in the Spray Operations

Author: Diente, K. | Publication Date: 2013
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USAID/Senegal, in its efforts to support the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) to reduce the incidence and prevalence of Malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa, awarded a three year contract to Abt Associates under the IRS II Task Order 4 in August 2011. The main purpose of the contract is to implement a […] Continue reading

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Review of Gender Issues in the AIRS Ethiopia Spray Operations

Author: Caro, D. | Publication Date: 2013
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Africa Indoor Residual Spraying Project (AIRS) is Abt Associates-led program funded by President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) to carry out spraying to reduce the incidence and prevalence of malaria in up to 17 African countries. Abt subcontractor, Cultural Practice, LLC (CP) conducted a gender assessment in Ethiopia in December 2012 to […] Continue reading

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