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The study elaborates why mainstreaming gender and application of gender-responsive budgeting to the sector of agriculture and rural development is important for recognising the different needs of women and men. It uses a behavioral and experimental economics framework through the abbreviated - women’s empowerment index in agriculture to measure empowerment in five domains, providing recommendations to address gender aspects in policy documents and related budgets.
A joint UN Women, FAO and WFP project used letters from rural women in Kyrgyzstan to build a dialogue between them and their local service providers. This examines best practices that arose after project members used the stories in the letters to run campaigns to curb discrimination and violence against women and girls and help them earn economic, political and social rights and increased access to local health care services.
Containing main partner testimonies and success stories, this best-practices brochure describes the innovative “one-window” information services model piloted and implemented by Joint Information and Services Bureaus (JISBs), which provide Republic of Moldova rural populations access to coordinated, gender-sensitive information on social protection, employment, agriculture, business development and land in one place.
Vulnerability Study, Taxonomy and possible decentralization policy implications for vulnerable groups in Moldova
This paper is an account of vulnerable groups in Moldova and an expert assessment of decentralization's consequences for them. It classifies Moldova's vulnerable groups and presents national and international evidence to document their situation and problems. It discusses why each group is vulnerable and underlying causes for their vulnerability. The paper analyzes current policies and their negative effects on the vulnerable, provides an account of good practices and makes detailed recommendations going forward.