Research and Evaluation

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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Review of Gender Issues in the AIRS Ghana IRS Program

Author: D. Rubin | Publication Date: 2014
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Abt Associates, Inc. subcontracted Cultural Practice, LLC under the task order “Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (AIRS)” Project to support the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI). This report presents the findings and recommendations of a gender assessment of the Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (AIRS) project implemented by Abt Associates in Ghana. The […] 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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