The four basins gender profiles maps were designed to provide an evidence base of gender indicators related to water and agriculture in the context of low and medium income countries in four river basins:

  1. Ganges – Nepal, India, Bangladesh
  2. Nile – Ethiopia, Egypt, Uganda
  3. Volta – Ghana, Burkina Faso
  4. Mekong – Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar

The research team sought open source, district level, gender disaggregated data for mapping at the basin scale on the indicators listed in this table. The results of this research, spatially represented on the basin maps on this website, are but a small subset of the indicators. That such a small segment of data on these indicators is available is a significant research finding. The absence of data identifies multiple research directions in which to address the knowledge gap on gendered differences in the water and agriculture sectors.

The Basin Maps are funded by the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE), and has been carried out by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), in partnership with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).


For more information on the maps, please contact the project leader Dr. Jayne Curnow: