The Chronic Poverty and Long Term Impact Study in Bangladesh project, which focuses on 102 villages characteristic of rural Bangladesh, aims to further our understanding of the economic, social and political processes that shape chronic poverty in Bangladesh together with the impact of selected anti-poverty interventions on poverty dynamics. After initial community level fieldwork approximately 1,907 core households first surveyed in 1994, 1996, or 2000 were interviewed in late 2006 to ascertain how their living standards, endowment and other characteristics have changed over time and what role selected interventions have had on their welfare trajectories. 365 households who had split from their original households were also interviewed Detailed life-histories were then collected from a stratified sub-sample of approximately 293 adult men and women living in 161 households in order to better understand which events, institutions and processes have trapped certain households in chronic poverty while allowing others to escape from it. By analysing the results of the community level focus groups, panel survey and life-histories interviews together, a much fuller and more nuanced understanding of chronic poverty and the impact of the selected interventions is produced. Read the rest of this entry »
The World Bank Group now offers free access to more than 2,000 financial, business, health, economic and human development statistics (including ones on gender) that had mostly been available only to paying subscribers. This effort will allow access to data and information from the World Bank’s databases. For more information, visit the website:data.worldbank.org.
“The Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) is a new composite measure of gender equality, based on the OECD’s Gender, Institutions and Development Database. It complements and improves existing measures in several ways. While conventional indicators of gender equality capture inequality outcomes, the SIGI focuses on the root casus behind these inequalities.
The SIGI introduces 12 innovative indicators on social institutions, which are grouped into 5 categories: Family Code, Physical Integrity, Son Preference, Civil Liberties and Ownership Rights. Each of the SIGI indicators is coded between 0, meaning no or very low inequality, and 1, indicating very high inequality. Watch the Slidecast for an overview of the SIGI.”
Gender and Land Rights Database, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
This Database contains Country level information on social, economic, political and cultural issues related to the gender inequalities embedded in those rights. The Database offers information on national legal frame, international treaties and convetions, customary law, land tenure and related instituions, civil society organizations & selected land relatead statistics.