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BREAKOUT SESSION 7: FACILITATING RESEARCH UPTAKE - Speaker: Stuart Gillespie

Stuart Gillespie, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Women empowerment and nutrition – concepts and evidence

This presentation highlights evidence from the recent Transform Nutrition review on the links between women’s empowerment and nutrition. The review differentiates structural interventions that aim to influence underlying societal gender norms from direct interventions such as cash transfer programmes, agricultural interventions, and microfinance programmes. Pathways, linkages and effects of such programmes and interventions on women’s empowerment, and on nutritional outcomes are summarized.