BLOG: Women’s access to land in Ghana: Are we asking the right questions and are we drawing the right conclusions?

Originally posted on the Engendering Data Blog, maintained by the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets By Isabel Lambrecht, IFPRI With increased recognition of the importance of gender in development, researchers now often collect data disaggregated at the individual or intra-household level, sometimes with a great amount of detail involved. Yet, once in a >> Read more

Gender and Land Statistics: new FAO info-note based on a collaborative work with PIM

Reposted from the Engendering Data blog: FAO Gender and Land team has recently published a new info-note on the linkages between Gender and Land Statistics. Land statistics disaggregated by sex are essential to highlighting the disparities in secure land rights between women and men. With that in mind, in 2014 FAO joined forced with the CGIAR Research >> Read more

Making sense of land, statistics, and gender

Making sense of land, statistics, and gender (pdf) is a new infographic from the Gender and Land Rights database (GLRD) of the FAO and the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM). The infographic explores the correct use of land ownership statistics (ownership understood in a broad sense beyond individual property rights) and highlights how gender >> Read more

New post from EnGendering Data

How sex-disaggregated land statistics can help monitor progress of the new Sustainable Development Goals For decades feminist economists and women’s rights advocates have made the case that the lack of data on women’s land rights has limited the ability to understand how this affects food security and rural poverty. However, recent developments may help us >> Read more

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 Post on the PIM EnGendering Data Blog: “Yours, Mine, and Ours” by Agnes Quisumbing

Increasing evidence demonstrates the importance of women’s control and ownership of assets for achieving important development outcomes. Yet, studies focusing exclusively on increasing women’s asset ownership and control, or increasing their ownership of a specific kind of asset, run the risk of missing what else is happening within a household. Does the woman increase control >> 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

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