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Vacancy: senior research assistant (deadline: open until filled)

The International Food Policy Research Institute  (IFPRI) seeks a highly-motivated Senior Research Assistant (SRA) to join the Development Strategy and Governance Division. The SRA will provide research support for quantitative studies on various topics related to public investment, political economy, agricultural transformation, agriculture-nutrition linkages, migration, employment and gender.

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Conceptual framework: Gender, climate change, and nutrition integration initiative

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has developed a conceptual framework that integrates climate resilience, gender, and nutrition, with input from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its implementing partners. The purpose of the framework is to identify and describe key elements of resilience, while highlighting the linkages with gender and nutrition.

The role of agricultural insurance: Gender and nutrition dimensions (GCAN policy note)

The role of agricultural insurance: Gender and nutrition dimensions

Smallholder farmers in Africa, Asia, and elsewhere are highly exposed to crises or “shocks” in both their physical and their socioeconomic environments. This policy note from the Gender, Climate Change, and Nutrition Integration Initiative (GCAN) explores the gendered dimensions of risk and insurance in agriculture, and linkage to nutrition.

A critical response to Garcia and Wanner’s paper on lessons for the gender-responsive work of IFPRI and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Ruth Meinzen-Dick and Agnes Quisumbing of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) wrote a very critical response to the paper by Garcia and Wanner “Gender inequality and food security: lessons for the gender-responsive work of the international food policy research institute and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation”. Garcia and Wanner had pointed to some shortcomings of gender responsive…

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Can irrigation both empower and exclude women? An investigation in Tanzania…

Empowering women farmers takes more than simply making new technologies available to them: it requires a deeper appreciation of the constraints and specific challenges that may prevent them from adopting and benefiting from it. This blog post, originally published on the Agrilinks website, explores why “Women who irrigate are seen as suffering“…

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Property rights, intersectionality, and women’s empowerment in Nepal

This paper considers different norms around property rights and how these affect the empowerment of women of different social positions over the life cycle. Looking at issues of property and intersectionality, the paper concludes with recommendations for how research and development projects, especially in South Asia, can avoid misinterpreting asset and empowerment data.