IFPRI has produced a new technical guide, Reducing the Gender Asset Gap through Agricultural Development.
This technical guide, an output from IFPRI’s Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project (GAAP), explains the importance of assets—both tangible such as land, labor, and animals and intangible such as education, financial capital, and social networks—for development, and the wide gap that exists between men and women in the use, control, and ownership of these assets.
With practical lessons and recommendations, the guide shows how to collect data, and design and monitor projects to address this gender asset gap, clarifying how each step of the project—from design to evaluation—can attend to gender differences. It also identifies both qualitative and quantitative tools to use in collecting and analyzing sex-disaggregated data on assets.
Along with the gender research findings laid out in GAAP project notes and discussion papers and a new GAAP toolkit for collecting data, this technical guide completes a full package of resources for researchers and practitioners working to improve women’s equality and economic status in the developing world.
Republished with permission from: http://www.ifpri.org/publication/reducing-gender-asset-gap-through-agricultural-development