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Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project (GAAP2)

Project team:  Sabine Gabrysch, Amanda Wendt, Jillian Waid

External Collaborators:  Thalia Sparling (LSHTM/Tufts), Adul Kader (HKI Bangladesh), Sheela Sinharoy (Emory University)

Funding: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)

GAAP2 is a five-year long project (2015-2020) headed by IFPRI to adapt their Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) to a program context in order to measure and evaluate program outcomes. The aim of the overall project is to develop an index, the project-level Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (pro-WEAI), to enable programs to assess the components of disempowerment in their populations and develop specific strategies to address these and improve monitoring and evaluation systems.

As one of these projects, the Food and Agricultural Approaches to Reducing Malnutrition (FAARM) trial works together with IFPRI and the other selected projects to develop and test quantitative and qualitative tools to measure women’s empowerment at the project level.

More information can be found here: http://gaap.ifpri.info/2015/08/07/gaap2-2/


Sinharoy S., Waid JL., Haardörfer R., Wendt A., Gabrysch S.*, Yount KM*. Women’s dietary diversity in rural Bangladesh: Pathways through women’s empowerment. Maternal & Child Nutrition 2017, doi:10.1111/mcn.12489. (* equal contribution)

Malapit H, Quisumbing A, Meinzen-Dick R, Seymour G, Martinez EM, Heckert J, et al. Development of the project-level Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index (pro-WEAI). World Dev. 2019;122:675-92.