Principal Investigators Bios

GAAP is jointly led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).  The core project team is composed of researchers from IFPRI and ILRI from both qualitative and quantitative backgrounds.  Members of the core team will work with each project partner to assist in the development of a mixed methods evaluation of project impact on men and women's assets.  GAAP Principal Investigators include:

Agnes Quisumbing, IFPRI

Agnes Quisumbing is a Senior Research Fellow in the Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division of IFPRI where she co-leads a research program on gender and assets.  Her past work at IFPRI focused on how resource allocation within households and families affects the design and outcome of development policies. Her research interests include poverty, gender, property rights, and economic mobility.  She received her Ph.D. and M.A. in economics from the University of the Philippines, Quezon City.

 Nancy Johnson, ILRI
Nancy Johnson is currently the Leader of the Poverty and Gender Programme.  Prior to joining ILRI, she was a senior scientist and the leader of the Impact Assessment project at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Cali, Colombia. She has studied the impacts of interventions related to crop and livestock production, land and water management, and rural institutions in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. She has published widely on the impacts of agricultural and natural resource management research on poverty, including the impacts of participatory approaches that involve women and other marginalized groups in agricultural research and development processes. She is an agricultural economist who received her Ph.D. and MSc. degrees from the University of Minnesota (USA).

Ruth Meinzen-Dick, IFPRI

Ruth Meinzen-Dick is a Senior Research Fellow in the Environment, Production Technology Division of IFPRI.  Her research deals with water resource management, land, forests, property rights, collective action, and the impact of agricultural research on poverty. She leads IFPRI’s Gender Task Force and co-leads work on strengthening women’s assets. Much of her research has been in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.  She received her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in development sociology from Cornell University.