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Cathérine Müller - Research Fellow

As an applied economist, Catherine has acquired extensive skills in the econometric analysis of (large) datasets using quasi- experimental methods (e.g. instrumental variables, difference-in-difference, matching). Through her work, Catherine has also gained experience in qualitative research methods and is highly interested in applying her methodological experience and expertise to gender issues.

For example, she investigated the change of women’s roles during conflict and the role of women in peacebuilding for UN Women and ActionAid/Womankind International, combining extensive literature reviews, statistical analysis, as well as design, implementation and analysis of data from fieldwork in Nepal, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Catherine is currently co-leading and managing a large research project involving qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis on domestic violence in Ghana; and has just successfully finished a similar mixed methods project on VAW in Gaza.

The 27-month 'Balancing unpaid care work and paid work: successes, challenges and lessons for women's economic empowerment programmes and policies' project aims to create knowledge about how women's economic empowerment (WEE) policy and programming can generate paid work that empowers women and provides more support for their unpaid care work responsibilities.

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This projects aims to study the links between malnutrition and poverty and between maternal and child malnutrition in OIC countries.

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This project, funded through IIED's Urban Humanitarian Crises accountable grant, seeks to explore the relationships between occupation violence and sexual and gender-based violence (GBV) in the Gaza strip within the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt).

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Providing an in-depth understanding of determinants of domestic violence in Ghana, to strengthen advocacy and advance legal, policy and programmatic interventions aimed at countering domestic violence in Ghana.

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The proposed research attempts to contribute to our knowledge of VAW incidence and prevalence as well as responses, coping strategies and mechanisms of support in the five governorates in Gaza 2015.

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Documenting the role of women in local peacebuilding, conflict prevention and post-conflict reconstruction in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

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This project aims to improve access to security and justice institutions for Women and to strengthen accountability of the security services at the level of the Palestinian Authority’s Ministry of Interior.

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Review existing evidence on the importance of women’s activities in local peace-building processes, and on the impact of policy interventions aimed at supporting the social, economic and political roles that women play in peace-building processes.

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Reframing Gender Justice in an Unequal, Volatile World: IDS’ Directions for Future Research on Gender and Sexuality in Development

At a time of major changes in global politics and trends, and major shifts in international development following the establishment of the global Sustainable Development Goals in Agenda 2030, the Gender and Sexuality cluster at the Institute of Development Studies engaged in collaborative discussions and consultations over nine months with partner organisations, networks, external experts and policymakers. More details

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Reframing Gender Justice in an Unequal, Volatile World: IDS’ Directions for Future Research on Gender and Sexuality in Development

We here aim to outline priority directions for future research on gender and sexuality in development, which are needed to advance our understanding of gender and sexuality in an increasingly unequal, polarised and volatile world. More details

This is the cover to IDS Bulletin 481, 'Sex Education in the Digital Era'.

Sex Education in the Digital Era

IDS Bulletin 48.1 (2017)

Exploring sex and sexual relationships is an important part of adolescence, and therefore sex education should have a central role in adolescent emotional development as well as dealing with crucial public-health issues. More details

This is the front cover to IDS Rapid Response Briefing 15, 'Is Porn the New Sex Education?'

Is Porn the New Sex Education?

IDS Rapid Response Briefing 15 (2016)

Over the past 15 years, internet pornography has become the predominant channel through which young people learn about sex, not just in the developed world, but increasingly in developing countries too. In many developing countries, traditional gatekeepers of sex education, such as governments, religious leaders and parents, still attempt to keep sexuality out of the public sphere. More details

Domestic Violence in Ghana: Incidence, Attitudes, Determinants and Consequences

This study represents a comprehensive attempt to estimate the incidence of domestic violence in Ghana, and analyse the attitudes that sustain domestic violence, its determinants and its consequences. More details

A fresh agenda for advancing women’s rights and gender equality

07 Mar 2017
By Sohela Nazneen, Cathérine Müller

Thematic Expertise:
Children and Youth; Conflict Violence and Security; Gender; Gender Violence; Governance; Health; Humanitarian Relief and Development; Migration; Nutrition; Poverty; Reducing Inequalities; Rights; Sexuality.

Geographic Expertise:
Afghanistan; Colombia; Egypt; Ghana; India; Liberia; Nepal; Pakistan; Palestinian Territory; Rwanda; Sierra Leone; Tanzania.