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Gender research in Policies, Markets and Institutions


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Part of the collection of posters developed for CGIAR Knowledge Day, Nairobi, 5 November 2013

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Gender research in Policies, Markets and Institutions

  1. 1. CGIAR is a global research partnership for a food secure future Gender Research in Policies, Institutions and Markets From Challenges to Impact Implementation PIM’s gender strategy was approved on March 1, 2013. We have mainstreamed gender into each of the seven flagships. The program benefits from a strong gender team in the lead center (IFPRI), a Gender Coordinator on our management committee who is recognized as one of the leaders in the field, and a Senior Gender Research Assistant who leverages the time of our Gender Coordinator and liaises with research teams. Implementation challenges 1. Scarcity of good sex-disaggregated data sets 2. Inadequate methodologies for characterizing gender specificity of technologies for inclusion in modeling efforts Approaches to solutions: PIM researchers are taking inventory of existing data sets that include sex disaggregation, and working with statistical agencies receptive to revising survey instruments to develop new data. Foresight modeling teams are working on methodology to add gender impacts to the criteria for assessing benefits of new technologies. Vision: PIM’s vision is to diminish gender gaps in access to assets and agricultural opportunities and thereby to improve development outcomes. Research objectives are: • Foresight modeling gives clear assessment of new technologies and management systems that differentially benefit women • Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) measured at regular intervals as part of tracking SLO indicators • Better information on gendered dimensions of landholding brings stronger rights of ownership, use, and access for women • Readily available sex-disaggregated data sets for household surveys, social accounting matrices, agricultural censuses, and other • Women have better access to opportunity through value chains, adoption of technology Partnerships and Capacities • Universities and research partners for shared expertise • Development agencies and national counterparts for implementation PIM has strong relationships in place and operative. For example, in development of the WEAI and in the work on social protection, we cooperate with research partners to develop instruments and recommendations, and with development agencies and national partners to move them rapidly into implementation. We will replicate this approach in the seven flagships. Key contacts Karen Brooks, Director Cheryl Doss, Gender Coordinator Caitlin Kieran, Senior Research Assistant, Gender © 2012 Akram Ali/CARE Bangladesh This document is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution –Non commercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License, 10/2013