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Alyson Brody - Senior Convenor Gender and Human Development

Alyson no longer works at IDS. Previously she was the Senior Gender Convenor and BRIDGE manager at IDS. She is a social anthropologist by training. Her specialist area is gender and migration, with a focus on South East Asia - particularly Thailand.

Alyson has worked in the non-governmental sector in Thailand, focusing on women's and children's rights issues in the Mekong region. Other roles include Programme and Communications Coordinator for Imp-Act, a research programme with the aim of improving the impacts of microfinance in developing countries.

This BRIDGE Cutting Edge Programme on Gender and Food Security makes the case for a new, gender-aware understanding of food security, arguing that partial, apolitical and gender-blind diagnoses of the problem of food and nutrition insecurity is leading to insufficient policy responses and the failure to realise the right to food for all people.

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Our goal is to enable stronger leadership for working with boys and men to promote gender equality. We will do this by gathering, inter-relating and analysing evidence and lessons. These will be strategically disseminated in targeted and accessible formats for improved learning, policy and practice.

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A partnership between Coffey, IDS and RICARDO AEA has been formed to improve mainstreaming and targeting of women and girls in the International Climate Fund.

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Achieving Gender Equality Through a Post-2015 Framework

IDS Policy Briefing 43 (2013)

This policy briefing is part of the special MDG series and examines how a post-2105 framework can help to promote women and girls’ empowerment and achieve gender equality. More details

IDS publications on international development research

Money with a Mission 2: Managing the Social Performance of Microfinance

This book reflects the implications of a social performance management agenda for the perspective of twelve partners from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe, who participated in a five-year microfinance action-research programme known as Imp-Act. It features contributions from MFI staff who worked with Imp-Act directly, as well as from members of Imp-Act's academic team, who worked closely with the partners. More details

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Microfinance, Poverty and Social Performance

IDS Bulletin 34.4 (2003)

This IDS Bulletin presents wide-ranging contributions from the three-year Imp-Act programme of action research, a partnership of 30 MFOs in 20 countries and three UK universities. More details

We cannot tackle hunger without transforming gender inequalities

29 Jun 2015
By Alexandra Spieldoch, Alyson Brody

Gender and sexuality 'provocations'

25 Jun 2015
By Alyson Brody

Thematic Expertise:
Reducing Inequalities.