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  • We are thinking about a large range of assets: human capital, physical, etc.
  • GAAP Intro and Overview

    1. 1. The Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project: Toward a new paradigm in agricultural development programming Research supported by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through the project, “Evaluating the Impacts of Agricultural Development Programming on Gender Inequalities, Asset Disparities, and Rural Livelihoods”
    2. 2. Objectives and overview  Objective: To reduce the gap between men’s and women’s use, control and ownership of assets, broadly defined, by evaluating how and how well agricultural development programs build women’s assets  Four-year project, supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (mid 2010-mid 2014);  Jointly led by IFPRI and ILRI , including 8 core project collaborators working in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia;  Dreaming big and thinking ahead: Might be the start of a new paradigm in agricultural development programming!
    3. 3. Why assets? Why gender?  Increasing control/ownership of assets help create pathways out of poverty more than measures that aim to increase incomes or consumption alone;  Households do not pool resources nor share the same preferences  Who receives resources or controls assets matters;  Evidence from many countries that increasing resources controlled by women improves child health and nutrition, agricultural productivity, income growth;  Although we know a lot about how to target women and increase participation with development interventions, methods are still not widely used in development projects and have not addressed the gender-gap in assets;  We define assets broadly: Natural capital, Physical capital, Financial capital, Human capital, Social capital, Political capital.
    4. 4. Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project (GAAP) • Evaluate 8 agricultural development projects to: 1. Identify the projects’ impacts on men’s and women’s assets 2. Clarify which strategies have been successful in reducing gender gaps in asset access and ownership • Use a participatory process between implementers , evaluation partners, and GAAP team, to add a gender perspective to existing impact evaluation • Use existing baseline surveys and new targeted studies (qualitative and quantitative) to document men’s and women’s assets and the change in those levels over the life of the project. • Provide training and technical assistance to program staff in methods to identify and address gender disparities in assets. • Contribute to a development toolkit and practitioners guide to reduce gender asset disparities and help to place gender considerations at the center of agricultural development.
    5. 5. What we want to achieve
    6. 6. GAAP Partner Organizations

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