Research and Evaluation

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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Study of the Most Significant Changes Contributing to Decreased Maternal Mortality in Select Ministry of Health Hospitals in the Dominican Republic

This report summarizes the findings of a study designed to answer the question: “Is it possible to significantly reduce maternal and neonatal morbidity-mortality if the major factors associated with these health problems are identified, and an action plan with the active participation of staff and community is developed and implemented.” […] Continue reading

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Closing the Gender Asset Gap: Learning from value chain development in Africa and Asia

The past few years have seen a growing interest in strengthening the abilities of smallholder farmers, particularly women farmers, to produce for both home and the market. Although value chain analysis has increasingly come to address gender issues, there has been minimal focus on the intersection between women’s asset endowments […] Continue reading

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Integrating Family Planning into Fistula Services: An Evaluation and Case Study

Author: Caro, D.; Farrell, B.; Landry, E.; Alalade, E. | Publication Date: 2013/06
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The prevention component of Fistula Care (FC) includes family planning (FP), to help women and couples affected by fistula delay early childbearing, prevent unintended pregnancy, ensure healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy following fistula repair, and limit pregnancy where family size has been achieved. FP not only offers women and […] Continue reading

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Reducing the gender gap in agricultural extension and advisory services: How to find the best fit for men and women farmers

Once again at the center of global debates, agriculture is recognized as a fundamental driver of economic growth and poverty reduction for many developing countries and a priority area for investment. A characteristic of the revitalization of the agriculture sector has been the recognition that past efforts have failed in […] Continue reading

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Women in Cross-Border Agricultural Trade

Author: Caselli-Mechael, E. ; with technical contributions from Rubin, D.; Manfre, C. | Publication Date: 2012
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Agricultural sector strategies increasingly recognize the critical contributions that women make to food security and agriculture-led growth. Continue reading

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John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer Mid-Term Evaluation for the 2009 – 2013 Program

This evaluation of the John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Program was prepared at the request of USAID’s Bureau for Food Security, under the Weidemann Associates Inc. (WAI) Rural and Agricultural Incomes with a Sustainable Environment-Plus (RAISE Plus) Indefinite Quantity Contract (IQC) Task Order #20. The purpose of the […] Continue reading

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Applying gender-responsive value chain analysis in (EAS)

Author: Rubin, D.; Manfre, C. | Publication Date: 2012
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The most recent shifts in agricultural extension and advisory services (EAS) parallel the growing complexity of the global food system. A diversity of actors, from smallholder farmers to multinational food corporations, each with different needs, objectives, strengths and weaknesses now operate in the sector. Not only do they each have […] Continue reading

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Gender Background Report Volume I: Gender Analysis for USAID/Bolivia

In 2013 USAID/Bolivia will develop a new Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) in support of Bolivia’s National Development Plan. The two prospective development objectives (DOs) in health and environment are likely to focus on reducing the social and economic exclusion of historically disadvantaged Bolivian populations. Activities under the new strategy […] Continue reading

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