Report / Case study

Gender, agriculture, and assets project (GAAP)


GAAP’s objective is to better understand gender and asset dynamics in agricultural development programs. GAAP core team members works with agricultural development projects in South Asia and Sub Saharan Africa to: identify how development projects impact men’s and women’s assets; clarify which strategies have been successful in reducing gender gaps in asset access, control and ownership; and improve partner organization’s abilities to measure and analyze qualitative and quantitative gender and assets data in their monitoring and evaluation (M&E) plans for current and future projects.

Through a competitive process, eight different agricultural development projects from throughout South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa were chosen to be a part of the GAAP portfolio (see GAAP Portfolio for specific project information). Each of these partner projects receive a grant from GAAP that allows them to conduct additional quantitative and qualitative research to look at how men’s and women’s assets change over the life of their particular project.