Adrienne Martin

Adrienne Martin
Designation: Professor, Development Studies and Director of Programme Development, Natural Resources Institute
Adrienne joined the Natural Resources Institute in 1990. She has designed and undertaken research projects on the social and institutional aspects of agricultural development and natural resource management in rural and urban locations, completed numerous consultancy assignments including project feasibility studies and evaluations; advised on the social and institutional dimensions of agricultural development and supported the training and capacity building of rural development and agricultural specialists.

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Innovative study to measure gender norm foundations and change in rural Bangladesh

Gender norms or shared beliefs about what women and men ought to do in a particular social context determine how they interact with each other. A critical shift away from regressive gender norms is imperative to make progress toward gender equality. But these norms are considered particularly resistant to change and are often the reason behind limited impacts of development programs on gender equality and women’s empowerment.