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Key Publications


Gender and Markets Initiative for West and Central Africa - Better Targeting Training and Toolkit

Training materials and resources for integrating gender into market analysis

The training aims to build the capacity of learners to understand and apply processes, tools and good practices to integrate gender...

Gender and Markets Initiative for West and Central Africa - Partnerships, Dialogue and Exchange

Conferences and Webinars on Gender, Markets, Data and Innovation

You can find our Conference short films here.
The Gender and Markets Initiatives works in collaboration with multiple partners and...

Gender and Markets Initiative for West and Central Africa - Gender and Markets Tools

Tools for integrating Gender into Market Analysis

In the effort to investigate the linkages between gender analysis and market assessments in West Africa, the Gender and Market Initiative has developed...

Gender and Markets Initiative for West and Central Africa - Women's Empowerment in Markets Index (WEMI)

Framework, indicators and multi-level index for value chains and markets

Building on the multi-composite WEAI (IFPRI) framework and index, the WFP RBD market analysis team seeks to work towards an adapted...

Gender and Markets Initiative for West and Central Africa - Food Security Analysis Tools

With support from the Gender Office, VAM has established gender analysis standards for conducting assessments—including in emergency contexts. Below are examples developed outside of the Gender and Markets Initiative...

Human(itarian) Capital? Lessons on Better Connecting Humanitarian Assistance and Social Protection

Governments in low- and middle-income countries are increasingly investing in social protection, and also address many of their own people's 'humanitarian' needs themselves. For their international...

2018 - Afghanistan Country Strategic Review

Although the country faces a protracted conflict and numerous other challenges including climate change, poverty, and gender disparities, it recognizes that addressing hunger is a critical investment to ensure that...

2018 - Myanmar Country Strategic Review

This Review is an independent, analytical and consultative exercise aimed at providing a comprehensive and detailed understanding of the context of food and nutrition security in the country. It seeks to understand...

2018 - Burkina Faso Country Strategic Review

The Government, with the support of the World Food Programme, has initiated a strategic review on food security and nutrition in Burkina Faso. The purpose of this review is to analyse the current state of food...

2018 - Mali Country Strategic Review

​The overall objective of this study is to identify the major challenges that Mali must overcome to reduce hunger to zero. The aim is to facilitate implementation and progress towards achieving SDG 2 and SDG 17 in...