Research and Evaluation

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
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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

LGI Facilitation Guide

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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The Gender in Agriculture from Policy to Practice Toolkit

The Gender in Agriculture from Policy to Practice (GAPP) Toolkit presents an innovative approach for engaging men and women to increase women’s access to productive resources. It was prepared by Lutheran World Relief and Cultural Practice, LLC in July 2016. From the Toolkit: Between 2013 and 2016, Lutheran World Relief […] 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: 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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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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USAID/Burma Fertilizer Sector Improvement (2014 – 2017)

Author: Manfre, C. | Publication Date: 2015/03/01
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The USAID Fertilizer Sector Improvement (FSI) was a three-year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to improve food security and increase profitability for smallholder farmers by sustainably increasing agricultural productivity. Implemented by the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) in geographic focal areas of Ayeyarwaddy, Bago, and Yangon in Burma, Cultural […] Continue reading

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