This paper explores the concept of the impact of 'local normative climates' on agency and agricultural livelihoods in Sub Saharan Africa. Taking evidence from 24 village cases from seven sub-Saharan African countries, it discusses how fluid normative expectations change and evolve differently based on gendered norms as well as being influenced by wider social and institutional changes.
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This guide, produced by J-PAL, brings together ideas from its projects and programmes to offer practical tips on how to measure women’s and girls’ empowerment in impact evaluations.
This report discusses findings from evaluations of Ethiopian agricultural programmes to highlight best practices to promote gender norm change. The findings particularly mention the achievements of the CARE Ethiopia office and discuss opportunities for better capturing 'what works' for gender norm change through improved evaluations.
This joint report by Promundo, Uzazi Na Malezi Bora Tanzania (UMATI), Tanzania Commission for AIDS (TACAIDS), Economic Development Initiatives Limited (EDI) and the Institute of Rural Development Planning (IRDP) outlines findings from the International Men and Gender Equality Study (IMAGES) in Tanzania.
Champions of Change for Girls’ Rights and Gender Equality is Plan International’s community wide strategy for promoting gender equality and social norm change through youth engagement and peer-to-peer mobilisation. The Girls Champions of Change curriculum is Plan’s comprehensive global curriculum for girls’ empowerment.
The programme is a component of Plan International’s Global Girls Innovation Programme. This programme has developed a solid model for engaging young men in promoting gender equality.
This blog post from UNICEF summarises thinking from a recent workshop on gender norms and social protection, convened by ODI, GAGE, ALIGN and UCL. The workshop asked:
This ALIGN infographic shows the ways that different norms and beliefs contribute to child marriage including through economic, legal and social constraints on women and girls.
View this ALIGN video with Erin Murphy-Graham, Professor at the Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley discussing ideas and key evidence about gender norms and education, with a focus on international development research and programming.
This paper reviews the evaluation literature on policies and programmes designed to promote women’s livelihood capabilities across the life course to elicit lessons for the agenda of women’s economic empowerment. It aims to answer this key question: what capabilities need to be prioritised to help girls make a successful transition to an independent and fulfilled adult life?