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Economic Versus Non-Economic Empowerment: Is it a False Dichotomy?

Thu, August 10, 2017
Naila Kabeer
Professor of Gender and Development
London School Of Economics And Political Science
Economic versus non-economic empowerment: is there a false dichotomy? This post goes back to earlier conceptualizations of women’s empowerment and traces how the idea of economic empowerment emerged out of them.

Is Financial Inclusion a Route to Reducing Intimate Partner Violence? What Does the Evidence Suggest?

Wed, July 26, 2017
Anita Raj
University Of California At San Diego School Of Medicine
Jeni Klugman
Georgetown University's Institute For Women Peace And Security
Read up on approaches to financial inclusion for women facing intimate partner violence.

Empowering Girls to Enter the Workforce: ICRW’s PAGE Program

Wed, March 1, 2017
Erin Kelly
Senior Communications Specialist
Learn how the PAGE program is empowering adolescent girls and building their job skills in schools in low-income communities in New Delhi, India.

Feed the Future’s Role in Strengthening Women’s Empowerment

Thu, September 29, 2016
Yanet Rodriguez
Program Analyst
Krista Jacobs
Gender Advisor
Read how Feed the Future is investing in women's empowerment in agriculture.

Is Ultra Poverty Graduation Working?

Fri, August 19, 2016
Daniel Kessler
To reach scale and achieve the goal of eradication of extreme poverty by 2030, the graduation approach requires collaborative action among NGOs, MFIs and governments implementing safety net programs.

They Love Me, They Love Me Not: How the Agriculture Sector Can Woo Today’s Youth

Mon, August 8, 2016
Eliza Chard
Youth Research Consultant, Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) Activity
What drives youth involvement in agribusiness? A practitioner reflects.

Politics of Evidence: Can I Get a Green Card?

Wed, July 13, 2016
Elizabeth Dunn
Do we have enough evidence to know if market systems approaches work? What kind of evidence is “good enough” and who decides? Read what a lively debate on the “politics of evidence” reveals about evaluation approaches.

USAID’s Development Credit Authority: On a Mission to Increase Access to Finance Around the World

Mon, May 9, 2016
Navgeet King Zed
Recent Graduate of University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business
Find out what the case of the feed milling industry in the Philippines reveals about the importance of access to credit.

Women’s Economic Empowerment and Equality: Building a Strategic Framework

Wed, March 9, 2016
Wade Channell
Economic Growth Specialist for Gender
USAID adds another layer of commitment to promoting women’s economic empowerment and equality. Learn more about recent discussions.

Gettin’ GIF-fy With It: Using the WEAI and GIF to Mainstream Gender in Your Work

Thu, March 3, 2016
Dana James
Knowledge Management Specialist
Do you know how to use the WEAI and GIF together? This post unpacks the relationship between the two, and how both tools can be used to promote gender mainstreaming.

Notes from SEEP 2015 - Women’s Economic Empowerment

Mon, October 26, 2015
Rosamund Mische John
Knowledge Management Specialist
Feed the Future Knowledge-Driven Agricultural Development Project
This year’s SEEP Conference focused on inclusion and resilience, and included a Women’s Economic Empowerment track. Find out some of what we learned here.

Notes from SEEP 2015 - Some Thoughts on Building Resilience in Agricultural Systems: What Works?

Mon, October 26, 2015
Dana James
Project Coordinator
Feed the Future Knowledge-Driven Agricultural Development Project
What matters when working to build resilience for smallholders, and what works? Read this post highlighting insights from the SEEP 2015 conference to find out.

Development Digest: Key Takeaways from “Pathways to Development: Evidence from YouthSave”

Thu, October 15, 2015
Kristin Kelly Jangraw
Communications Specialist
Feed the Future Knowledge-Driven Agricultural Development Project
What happened when low-income teens in Colombia, Ghana, Kenya and Nepal got their own savings accounts? Read the latest findings from the YouthSave project.

Banking the Youth Bulge: The Next Frontier in Financial Inclusion?

Thu, October 15, 2015
Kristin Kelly Jangraw
Communications Specialist
Feed the Future Knowledge-Driven Agricultural Development Project
Youth Savings Groups can be a powerful tool for youth economic empowerment. We’ve got some tips on how to make the most of them.

Making Women Count: The Challenge of Measuring Gendered Impact in Market Systems Facilitation

Tue, October 13, 2015
Sonia Jordan
Gender Advisor, Private Sector Development Team
Adam Smith International
Sonia Jordan of Adam Smith International dives into challenges associated with measuring the integration of women's economic empowerment in market systems programming.