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

PUBLICATION: Measuring women’s empowerment in agriculture

The Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) is the first comprehensive and standardized measure of women’s empowerment and inclusion in the agricultural sector. WEAI is being used in the monitoring and evaluation of USAID’s Feed the Future Initiative in 19 countries. As of August 2016, at least 57 external organizations had used the WEAI in >> 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 publication: Gender, headship, and the life cycle: Landownership in four Asian countries

Originally posted on the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) blog Despite increasing evidence that households do not always function as one, policies regarding land and property rights are often formulated at the household level, assuming the primary adult male is the landowner. Because land policy reform has typically focused on changing household, rather >> 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 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