INTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
for Identifying Gendered
Impacts of Agricultural
INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Helps identify HOW:
• Gendered asset distribution affects outcomes
• Outcome of agricultural programs differs by
• Building assets takes place in a way that is
Guides attention to key processes for
Provides basis for comparison and learning
across different case studies
Why have a conceptual framework?
Women and men have separate assets, activities,
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
Each component is gendered
Mapping assets within a household
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?
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
Institutions of Exchange
Markets (gendered participation in different
types of markets)
How do policies affect these?
Includes cash and direct consumption
What affects the income women and men
What affects the control of income within the
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?)
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
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?
Discussion Questions 2
Discuss the possibilities and/or challenges in
applying the framework in your own projects