Wednesday, November 26, 2014
PUBLICATION: Policy Reform toward Gender Equality in Ethiopia: Little by Little the Egg Begins to Walk
A new article by IFPRI researchers Neha Kumar and Agnes Quisumbing is available open access here. They use data from the Ethiopian Rural Household Survey (ERHS) to show how two seemingly unrelated reforms—community-based land registration, undertaken since 2003, and changes in the Family Code implemented in 2000—may have created conditions that reinforce each other in improving gender equity. Their findings suggest that the land registration process and the reform of the Family Code had mutually reinforcing effects on women’s rights and welfare.