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August 23, 2017Knowledge Portal
Integrating behavioural change to accelerate women’s economic empowerment

This blog elaborates on the how behavioral change within the household can accelerate women’s empowerment. Whereas increasing access to inputs, finance, markets and knowledge for female farmers makes sense in areas where access is lacking, it is also important to examine factors that could influence whether female farmers will actually make use of this access and benefit from it. »

August 8, 2017Knowledge Portal
Women’s land rights as a pathway to poverty reduction: A framework and review of available evidence

This report reviews the literature on women’s land rights and poverty reduction. Despite the large body of literature on the relationship between land tenure security, livelihoods, and poverty, most of this literature is based on household-level data and does not consider possible intra-household inequalities in land ownership. »

April 17, 2017Knowledge Portal
He says, she says: Exploring patterns of spousal agreement in Bangladesh

This discussion paper examines differences in spouses’ answers to questions regarding who participates in decisions about household activities, who owns assets, and who decides to purchase assets in Bangladesh. Participation in household decisions and control over assets are often used as indicators of bargaining power. »