This report documents a series of qualitative assessments completed as part of a pilot test of the Pro-WEAI for the “Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project – Phase 2” (GAAP2) project led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) was launched by IFPRI, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) and USAID’s Feed the Future program in February 2012 and was the first comprehensive standardized measure to capture women’s empowerment and inclusion in the agricultural sector.
Monitoring and Evaluation
November 07, 2017
“It’s not culturally common for us to work with foundations and NGOS--we’re a bank,” said Matthew Arnold, the Global Head of Sustainable Finance for JPMorgan Chase, which handles US$2 trillion in assets.
He was speaking in Seattle on Nov. 2, during a breakfast panel with Paul Moseley, Program Officer, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Steve Hollingworth, President and CEO of Grameen Foundation. So, perhaps it was a trio of unlikely bedfellows--but perhaps not.
Brigitta Nyawira, a Grameen Foundation program manger in Kenya, discusses the role of technology in helping women access formal financial services.
Gigi Gatti, Grameen Foundation's regional director, Asia, and country director, Philippines, explores the lessons we have learned from the FarmerLink pilot program in the Philippines.
Grameen Foundation's former director of AppLab Uganda, Eric Cantor, writes about risks and mitigation strategies in digital product innovation in the social sector, highlighting some of Grameen Foundation's early experiences.
Rajasthan Nutrition Project: Integrating Financial, Agricultural, Nutrition Services and Gender: Baseline Report
Freedom from Hunger (now part of Grameen Foundation), together with its Indian affiliate organization Freedom from Hunger India Trust, and its Indian implementing non-governmental organization partners, Voluntary Association of Agricultural General Development Health and Reconstruction Alliance (VAAGDHARA) and Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN), are collaborating to improve household nutrition in the Rajasthan districts of Banswara and Sirohi through the Rajasthan Nutrition Program (RNP).
The 2016-17 Annual Report highlights four projects that have delivered sustainable innovations combining health protection and microfinance to more than 200,000 women and family members in rural India. Freedom from Hunger (FFH) is a supporting organization of Grameen Foundation, and Freedom from Hunger India Trust implements FFH programs in India.
Freedom from Hunger India Trust, Grameen Foundation and local partners helped to improve nutrition and health in Rajasthan by making women more health and nutrition-aware and sensitizing their husbands to gender equality.
In this joint op-ed, Grameen Foundation's Gigi Gatti and Nutiva's Gretchen Grani say many of the obstacles farmers face are built in to the current market system, and overcoming them requires collaborative efforts that address these root problems.
Poor, rural families in developing countries are less insulated and feel variations in climate and weather more keenly as their nutrition, health and income depend on their immediate environment.