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Gap project conceptual framework ap


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Gap project conceptual framework ap

  1. 1. INTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE Conceptual Framework for Identifying Gendered Impacts of Agricultural Programs Ruth Meinzen-Dick INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK RESEARCH INSTITUTE
  2. 2.  Helps identify HOW: • Gendered asset distribution affects outcomes • Outcome of agricultural programs differs by gender • Building assets takes place in a way that is gendered  Guides attention to key processes for evaluation  Provides basis for comparison and learning across different case studies Why have a conceptual framework?
  3. 3.  Women and men have separate assets, activities, consumption, etc.  Households also have some joint assets, activities, consumption, etc.  Shading of each component as a reminder that we need to consider gender—separation and jointness in each Women’s Men’sJOINT Each component is gendered
  4. 4. Context  Agroecology  Location  Institutions  Gender relations  etc.
  5. 5. Mapping assets within a household •Natural •Physical •Financial •Human •Social •Political
  6. 6. Livelihood Strategies  What are the livelihood options available to women and men?  What assets do those livelihoods require?  Are women (or men) precluded from good livelihoods by lack of assets?
  7. 7. Shocks  What are the major shocks that affect women, men, and households?  How do women, men respond to shocks?  What role do assets play in responding to shocks?
  8. 8. Institutions of Exchange  Markets (gendered participation in different types of markets)  Insurance  Social exchange  How do policies affect these?
  9. 9. Incomes  Includes cash and direct consumption  What affects the income women and men earn?  What affects the control of income within the household?
  10. 10. Consumption  Includes food and nonfood  How are women’s, men’s, and joint income used for different types of consumption by different family members?  What affects decisions on consumption? (Does control of assets play a role?)
  11. 11. Savings/Investment  This feeds back to + or – asset accumulation  How are women’s, men’s, and joint income used for different types of investment by different family members?  What affects decisions on investment?  Are there enough mechanisms for women to build assets?
  12. 12. Conceptualizing Project Interventions Context Assets Livelihood Strategies Institutions of Exchange Shocks Consumption Incomes Savings/ Investment
  13. 13. Discussion Questions 1 Do you have questions or concerns about either 1. The content of the conceptual framework or 2. The overall initiative process Is anything missing, or should something be removed or changed?
  14. 14. Discussion Questions 2 Discuss the possibilities and/or challenges in applying the framework in your own projects