A network of gender focals from IFAD-Assisted projects, cso, implementing agencies in the Philippines created mainly to provide a forum where gender focal persons (GFPs) to discuss and analyze gender issues and formulate recommendations;
• create a venue for gender sharing among peers and learning from gender experts and resource persons, listen to rural voices from the field to learn from their experiences and establish a support network group on gender to help each other in mainstreaming gender equality in IFAD-assisted projects.
A useful video for helping M&E and MIS Officers to collect, analyse and submit the Results and Impact Management System (RIMS) report. The video aims to provide useful tips that can help to measure the results for Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3.
Neglected and Underutilized species (NUS) are crop species that require much less input from farmers. NUS crops compared to mainstream crops make it easier for farmers, especially in dry land areas in Africa. Gus Le Breton explains that "Historically there hasn't been much of a market for them and the challenge for us is to try to turn these into marketable products, where farmers can grow them and know that in the process of doing so, they can actually earn a living as well as maintain a good nutrition and health."
Can efforts to alleviate poverty be helped by applying scientific method? Esther Duflo suggests applying to poverty eradication projects the same methodologies used to test the efficacy of drugs in addressing health issues. She looks at close-to-home issues: household behavior, education, access to finance and health.
This is the full length video of the meeting held on 29 March 2012 between partners in Ha Noi (including DEPOCEN, IFAD and IFRPRI) and in Rome to discuss the recent work they did together on using a RIMS+ approach to impact evalution. For the ppt slides only, please see the IFADAsia Resource Library.