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Activities of the Africa Gender Program

Agricultural Productivity


To what extent do men and women display different levels of productivity, what drives these differences, and how do interventions affect these disparities? Joint with AFTAR (Agriculture and Rural Development) and AADAPT (Agricultural Adaptations), this work covers   marketing, livestock rearing, agricultural extension, irrigation, technology adoption, food security, and safety nets.


1Property Rights 


Joint with AFTAR and DECRG (Development Research), this work documents gaps in the strength of property rights across genders and assess the extent to which interventions close these gaps and improve individual and household welfare, focusing not only on the current generation but also on future generations given the possible shift in inheritance patterns that could follow changes in property rights.

Private Sector Development 


Joint with AFTFP, DECRG, and PRMGE (Gender and Development), this work program looks at gender differences in the effects of interventions that aim to promote enterprise growth and business development. It focuses on both enterprise outcomes and any attendant effects on individual welfare and intra-household allocations.   



Adolescent Girls' Empowerment 


Joint with HDNCY (Children and Youth) and PRMGE, this set of impact evaluations examine a range of school to work transition programs to understand to what extent vocational training complemented with a set of life and general job skills training can improve the welfare of young women, particularly in post-conflict environments.

Poverty Assessments 


This component integrates gender into different components of Poverty Assessments. Recent examples have measured the relative poverty of male and female headed households across rural and urban areas and differences in metrics of well-being for male and female migrants.  



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