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CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research



Gender matters in Forest Landscape Restoration: A framework for design and evaluation (Image credit: CIFOR)

A framework for design and evaluation of gender in forest landscape restoration

The 12-page framework means to ensure that women and men have equal voice and influence in strategic decisions related to forest landscape restoration (FLR) such as the choice of restoration areas, stakeholders involved in governance, priority species to monitor etc. The authors further advocate for ‘free and prior informed consent’, fair and just compensation, and for gender-inclusive mechanisms to distribute…

Engaging with Gender in Water Governance and Practice in Kenya

This paper examines the extent to which water–related policies and plans of the Kenyan government engage with gender. It analyses how the framing conditions set by the policies and plans affect the management of community water groups in Laikipia, and assesses whether the community water groups through their activities reduce gender inequality in access to water and in decision making…

Special issue: Gender & generation in agrarian transformations

Drawing on key concepts in gender studies, youth studies and agrarian studies, the papers in the the special issue “Gender and generation in Southeast Asian agrarian transformations” mark a significant step towards a gendered and ‘generationed’ analysis of capitalist expansion in rural Southeast Asia, in particular from a political ecology perspective. Access the special issue here.

Women’s rights to land and communal forest tenure: A way forward for research and policy agenda in Latin America

This synthesis paper written researchers from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and others explores the potential progress in the last two decades promoting legal reforms for gender equality regarding forestland and farmland in Latin American countries. For example, the paper argues that analysis of land rights for women in Latin America requires more open and richer frameworks. These…

Securing tenure rights to communal forests in Masindi district, Uganda

This infobrief by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) details identified threats to forest tenure security, potential future scenarios and proposed actions to secure tenure rights for local forestdependent communities in Masindi district, Uganda. Download the infobrief here.

COP23 Special: What would a rights-based REDD+ look like?

A newly published review by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) reveals REDD+’s potential to exacerbate already complex challenges to the rights of indigenous peoples. Although the review does not seek to verify the accuracy of the specific allegations in the literature, the findings highlight important concerns for REDD+ readiness and implementation. Access the review here.

Women’s land rights as a pathway to poverty reduction: Framework and review of available evidence

This paper by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) reviews the literature on women’s land rights (WLR) and poverty reduction. It uses the Gender, Agriculture and Assets Project (GAAP) conceptual framework to identify pathways by which WLR could reduce poverty and increase wellbeing of women and their households in rural areas. Amongst other conclusions, the paper argues that although there…

Using cognitive interviewing to improve the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index survey instruments: Evidence from Bangladesh and Uganda

This paper by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) describes the cognitive interviews undertaken in Bangladesh and Uganda in 2014 as part of the second round of pilots intended to refine the original version of the Women’s Empowerment in Agricultural Index (WEAI). The purpose of cognitive interviewing is to systematically identify and analyze sources of response error in surveys, and to use…