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WEAI Intro Presentation - Dhaka Gender Workshop WEAI Intro Presentation - Dhaka Gender Workshop Presentation Transcript

  • The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index in Bangladesh
  • Why the WEAI? • Developed to measure the greater inclusion of women in agricultural sector growth that has occurred as a result of US Government intervention under the Feed the Future (FTF) Initiative • Feed the Future defines it as:“the empowerment of women in their roles and engagement throughout the various areas of the agriculture sector, as it grows, in both quantity and quality”
  • What is new about the WEAI? • An aggregate index in two parts: – Five domains of empowerment (5DE): assesses whether women are empowered in the 5 domains of empowerment in agriculture – Gender Parity Index (GPI): reflects the percentage of women who are as empowered as the men in their households • It is a survey-based index, not based on aggregate statistics or secondary data, constructed using interviews of the primary male and primary female adults in the same household
  • Bangladesh • Important for the development of theWEAI because it was one of the three countries whereWEAI was piloted AND • First timeWEAI was calculated using a nationally representative survey, IFPRI’s 2011-12 Bangladesh Integrated Household Survey
  • Presentations in this session 1) Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture:What role for food security in Bangladesh 2) Women’s Empowerment and Agricultural Productivity in Bangladesh 3) The WEAI Global Synthesis Report: Cross-country comparisons from 13 countries