Using qualitative methods to understand the local meaning of women’s empowerment in Ethiopia

This blog was written by Dr. Susan Kaaria, Senior Gender Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome, Italy. Susan is member of the Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project Phase 2 (GAAP2) External Advisory Committee, and works on one of the projects in the GAAP2 portfolio, the UN Joint Programme >> Read more

Progress in designing and implementing the project-level WEAI

The Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project Phase Two (GAAP2) aims to develop an index to measure women’s empowerment in agricultural development projects. This index builds on the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI), which was created for large-scale agricultural development programs. The project-level WEAI will be tailored to diagnose disempowerment through indicators relevant to specific, >> Read more

Workshop on Gender and Assets

Last Thursday, the World Bank hosted a workshop with new evidence on gender and access to assets from the Gender and Asset Gap project implemented in three countries (Ghana, Ecuador and Karnataka, India). The project documented a gender asset gap and its impacts on agricultural decision-making, domestic violence, and household decision-making. Findings from the new >> Read more