Gender analysis

Reducing the Gender Asset Gap through Agricultural Development: A Technical Resource Guide.

The technical resource guide for the Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project introduces a basic understanding on gender and assets in development, to strengthen the design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of agricultural interventions to track their success in reducing gender asset gaps and to identify tools from both quantitative and qualitative approaches to support sex-disaggregated data collection. The guide describes key research findings on gender and asset issues, as well as how to gather information on gender differences in asset use.

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Technical Paper,Working Paper

The Results May Surprise You: Analyzing Sex-Disaggregated Data.

Quisumbing discusses how to conduct a gender analysis if you have a limited data set. Quisumbing argues that there are many different gender analyses that researchers can conduct, even with a limited data set. These include using sex of household head to determine whether women-headed households are more likely to lower food consumption in the instance of an unexpected negative event, or ‰ÛÏshock.‰Û She also describes how you can analyze data that is a bit more extensive, including examining the differential impact of parental characteristics by child gender.

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Gender Analysis, Assessment, and Audit Manual and Toolkit.

ACDI/VOCA's toolkit includes information on preparing a scope of work, conducting a desk review, and writing a work plan. The fieldwork section identifies different methodologies, including quantitative surveys, focus groups, informant interviews, and observation. It also provides guidelines for using an interpreter, note-taking and recording, and ethical considerations. The data analysis and findings section outlines how to analyze data and develop recommendations. The toolkit also includes a number of activities for collecting and analyzing data.

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Toolkit

A Guide to Gender-Analysis Frameworks.

March et al. describe the many frameworks that can be used in development work to analyze gender relationships, e.g., the Harvard Analytical framework, the Moser framework, Gender Analysis Matrices, the Longwe (women's empowerment framework), capacities and vulnerabilities analysis framework, and the social relations approach. The Harvard Framework was designed to demonstrate that the economic case for allocating resources to women. It maps men and women's work and resources in a community and shows the differences between the two.

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Book

Situated knowledges: The science question in feminism and the privilege of partial perspective

Haraway examines the relationship between scientific rhetoric, feminist research, and the idea of objectivity. Haraway notes that there are two polar opinions regarding objectivity: constructionists argue that science is a construction of power, and is therefore contestable. Alternatively, feminist objectivists can be too objective in their attempts to understand and contextualize science. Haraway argues that ‰ÛÏsituated knowledges‰Û require that the object of the knowledge be characterized as an actor or an agent.

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Journal Article

Tools for the Field: Methodologies Handbook for Gender Analysis in Agriculture. West Hartford

This book outlines a number of different case studies from Latin America, Asia, and Africa. The cases demonstrate a range of techniques, including making gender sensitive interview guides, insuring participatory rural appraisal methods with gender dimensions, initial diagnosis, research planning, on farm experimentation and trial assessment, ongoing diagnosis and special studies, extension, training, and institutionalization.

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Manual for Gender Mainstreaming. Boston: Cost Effectiveness of Preventing AIDS Complications

DulÌ_n's manual includes a number of tools and activities for gender mainstreaming, including how to write a proposal with a gender approach, tools such as agricultural and cultural calendars, activities to identify reproductive roles, identifying how gender is conceived, and how to identify household decision-making processes. These activities and tools include several charts and tables, which may be helpful for gender ‰ÛÏbeginners‰Û who want issues to be presented very clearly.

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Handbook

Interactive Genderbread Person V3.0

The Interactive Genderbread Person is an online tool that guides participants through different ways of thinking about how sex and gender can be seen in a population. Topics cover attraction, biological sex, gender expression, and gender identity.

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Interactive online tool

How to Do a Gender-Sensitive Budget Analysis‰Ûø: Contemporary Research and Practice.

Budlender, Sharp, and Allen go into fairly thorough detail about how to conduct a gender-sensitive budget analysis. They address meanings and terms applied to gender-sensitive budgeting, including sex and gender, women and men's different roles, and different gender indicators.

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Using qualitative methods for gender analysis in program evaluation. (PPT)

Adato's presentation outlines the value of qualitative methods, saying that they can represent complex realities and project outcomes. Qualitative methods are effective at capturing issues because they allow for elaboration, follow-up and probing, unanticipated issues, and because they solicit local solutions to problems. Adato outlines examples of conditional cash transfer programs and how qualitative methods were used to examine these programs.

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