New post on EnGendering Data Blog: Debunking the myth of female labor in African agriculture

EnGendering Data, a blog on improving data on the role of gender in agriculture, has a new post on female labor in African agriculture. Cheryl Doss shares new studies that "offer our most detailed understanding to date of rural economies in Africa" and challenge the widely cited "fact" that women in Africa provide 60-80% of the labor in agriculture. >> Read more

New EnGendering Data blogpost: “Do you own the asset?”

The CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Markets, and Institutions (PIM) has another great post on the EnGendering Data blog. In "Do you own the asset?", R Padmaja and Dr. Cynthia Bantilan of ICRISAT discuss small but critical changes they made to their survey instrument to collect better data on women's asset ownership. Read the full post here, and >> Read more

The zombie myth on women’s contribution to agriculture and control of income

Does this sound familiar? “Women provide 66% of the work, produce 50% of the food, but earn only 10% of the income and own 1% of the property. We can change this.” Today in the Washington Post, the Fact Checker unravels the backstory of this "zombie statistic" on women's share of income and property. All of the >> Read more

New post from Engendering Data blog: “Avoiding the Risk of the Unknown”

The CGIAR research program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets recently launched an exciting blog, Engendering Data, which brings in diverse expert perspectives on collecting and analyzing sex-disaggregated data to improve the knowledge base on the role of gender in agriculture and food security. In a new post, Avoiding the Risk of the Unknown, Sonia Aker, leader >> Read more

Statistics workshops from US Census Bureau, including gender statistics training

The International Programs Center for Technical Assistance at the U.S. Census Bureau has just announced its 2015 statistical workshop series. Gender Statistics for Data Users will be offered July 20-24, 2015. For more information, including course descriptions, please visit their website: census.gov/population/international. Read on for list of other workshops.

New Partnerships Aim to Improve Data on Women and Girls

The World Bank Group, UN agencies, and Data2X are aiming to fill vast data gaps related to women and girls and taking on a global assessment of the value of women’s work, as part of a broad effort to empower them and end extreme poverty. Read the announcement here.

New blog: EnGendering Data

The CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) has launched a new blog on collecting sex-disaggregated data.  Two gender researchers from PIM, Cheryl Doss, an economist at Yale University, and Caitlin Kieran, Senior Research Assistant on gender for PIM at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), explain what they hope to accomplish by creating >> Read more

New blogpost: Women’s landownership: Why we need to set the record straight

New blogpost by Cheryl Doss (Senior Lecturer in African Studies and Economics at Yale University and Leader of cross-cutting gender research, CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets – PIM) and Caitlin Kieran (Senior Research Assistant on Gender, PIM) as part of the CGIAR Talking Science blog competition: Women’s landownership: Why we need to set the >> Read more

Resource: Toolkit on Developing Gender Statistics

The manual Developing Gender Statistics: A Practical Tool aims to guide statistical organizations in the production and use of gender statistics, building upon the seminal work Engendering Statistics: A Tool for Change by Statistics Sweden (Hedman et al., 1996). Chapters 1 and 2 of the manual explain the importance of producing and analyzing statistics on >> Read more