Gender and Community Development: Experience of GL CRSP Projects in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Kenya, and Kyrgyzstan.
Region: Europe & Eurasia, Sub-Saharan Africa | Topic: Gender 360
Tags: CRSP, USAID
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, Kazakhstan, Kenya, and Kyrgyzstan implemented activities which both raised women’s incomes and increased women’s income-earning opportunities and contributed to larger goals of community development and well-being. The projects facilitated increased women’s participation into different types of group-based activities, with consequences for improved incomes, health, and education outcomes. The capaCity-building process used in these different projects and some of the results they achieved are described in this report.