CGIAR Gender



Determination and resilience amid COVID-19 uncertainty

To better understand how the pandemic and lockdowns to control its spread are affecting the livelihoods of women small-business owners and farmers in South Asia, researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) asked the women themselves.

Why gender-sensitive social protection is critical to the COVID-19 response in low- and middle-income countries

The COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on movement to control the spread of infection are having profound impacts on the income and daily lives of people in low- and middle-income countries, particularly the poor. Governments and donors are responding by expanding social protection programs. Melissa Hidrobo, Neha Kumar, Tia Palermo, Amber Peterman, and Shalini Roy describe how the current crisis is…

City health workers at a checkpoint in Mumbai during India's current coronavirus lockdown.

Why gender matters in COVID-19 responses – now and in the future

Controlling the COVID-19 pandemic in low- and middle-income countries will require applying basic health, hygiene, and physical distancing measures well. Daily implementation of these will largely depend on women, but they face many obstacles men do not. Neha Kumar, Agnes Quisumbing, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, and Claudia Ringler provide lessons and evidence on how women can be empowered to play these roles…

Opportunity: literature review on gender dynamics in seed systems

Would you like to contribute to the growing body of knowledge on gender dynamics in seed systems? The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is looking for a collaborator to conduct a semi-systematic literature review on gender dynamics in seed systems innovations. The review is a key output from the Integrated Seed System Development in Africa (ISSD-Africa) component on gender…

International Women’s Day 2020

For International Women’s Day 2020, we make the case for why gender equality is vital to achieving sustainable, productive and climate-resilient food systems. We want to show that gender equality is a prerequisite to achieving the proposed One CGIAR vision of ending hunger by 2030.

Webinar: Integrating gender in research, policy and outreach

Organized by the USAID Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research, Capacity, and Influence (PRCI), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) Thursday, 6 February 2020,  9:00 AM – 10:30 AM EST REGISTERThere is growing recognition of the importance of gender issues in policy and research. Gender equality is recognized…