Workshop on Gender and Assets

Last Thursday, the World Bank hosted a workshop with new evidence on gender and access to assets from the Gender and Asset Gap project implemented in three countries (Ghana, Ecuador and Karnataka, India). The project documented a gender asset gap and its impacts on agricultural decision-making, domestic violence, and household decision-making. Findings from the new World Bank Findex database on gender-disaggregated access to finance were also presented. Amber Peterman of IFPRI served as a discussant at the workshop, and findings linking women’s property, mobility and decision-making in India came out as an IFPRI discussion paper last Friday. The workshop underscored the importance of paying attention to gender differences in household asset ownership within development programs, the need to advance best-practices in gender-disaggregated data collection, and the critical importance of context for gender and asset dynamics.

 

The presentations can be found here: Gender and Assets presentations. The Gender and Assets Gap project is also featured as one of the Case Studies in the IFPRI toolkit on how to collect gender disaggregated asset data in qualitative and quantitative impact evaluations, developed for practitioners.