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Iicem gender oct 2010 ilri ifpri Iicem gender oct 2010 ilri ifpri Presentation Transcript

  • Integrated Initiatives for Economic Growth in Mali (IICEM) POTENTIAL GENDER IMPACTS AND MONITORING & EVALUATION
  • Program Vision To achieve transformational impact on agricultural development that increases the number of men and women sustainably and profitably linked to markets with the end objective of increasing income and food security for rural Malians.
  • Program Context • 3-year follow-on to a “2year-3year” program • Value chain approach: Cereals, High-value horticulture, and mango • Cross-cutting components – Improved natural resource management, biodiversity conservation and climate change adaptation – Fisheries – Transport • Work via local NGOs and institutions, and directly with businesses • New technologies and scaling up: Malian Rural Economy Institute, several universities
  • IICEM’s “Gender Evolution”
  • At outset: Where can we build on traditional roles to ensure women’s participation in agricultural development? Processing, commercialization, some production Shallot production and processing in the north Rice production in the south
  • Evolved into: 1) Where can we expand women’s roles in significant agricultural development?  Potato in north and south  Diversifying to other more high-value hort crops 2) How can we resolve some issues we are encountering?  Inadequate literacy/ numeracy to maintain business records and track expenses, sales, and profit  Plus a traditional men’s role in lucrative business affairs.
  • Now: How can we more systematically plan, implement, and monitor activities in each sector to ensure gender-equitable opportunity and prevent or respond to gender-related imbalances?
  • M&E and impact evaluation • PMP: standard USAID approach • 35 performance indicators • 16 disaggregated by gender • Number and value of special funds loans issued • Number of people with increased adaptive capacity to cope with aspects of climate variability and change • All training-related indicators
  • M&E and impact evaluation (cont’d) 10 establish separate targets for men & women Volume and value of purchases from smallholder farmers Lowland Rice/Sikasso Target: 825 tons $248,000 Actual: 1,278 tons $442,000 Number of participants in trade and investment trainings Target: 200 (70 females, 130 males) Actual: 384 (88 females, 296 males)
  • M&E and impact evaluation (cont’d) • Baselines from past project years • Challenges: – HH level data on assets, decision-making, etc. – Once removed, need to shore up and push out.
  • Potential Gender Impact Desired • Increased income of rural men and women • Increased food security for their communities • Increased bargaining and decision-making power amongst women • Increased/evolving access to land for women • Increased involvement of men and women in managing the community natural resource base Undesired • Replicating or magnifying existing imbalances with scaling up? • With increased bargaining power, new/increased disputes?