Quantitative Resources

For an overview of gender issues in standard household surveys see Annex 2 of the Gender and Assets Toolkit.  The following are a number of examples of quantitative instruments with good gender and assets modules.

Demographic & Health Surveys (DHS) 2008

IFPRI Long-term Impact of Anti-Poverty Interventions in Bangladesh, 1996, 2009-2010

IFPRI Impact Evaluation of Helen Keller International (HKI) Enhanced Homestead Food Production Program in Burkina Faso 2010

IFPRI/BRAC/DATA Bangladesh Alive & Thrive Baseline Survey 2010

World Bank LSMS Tanzania National Panel Survey, 2008-2009

ILRI PROGEBE Household Survey.  West Africa

  • Adult Women's Questionnaire (including food consumption, ownership of assets, livelihood strategies, access to labor and decision making, vulnerability context)

Sample Asset Ownership Questionnaire from Doss, Grown & Deere, 2008

  • Presentation on Quantitative Impact Evaluation Methods. Access it here
  • ILRI Gender, Livestock and Livelihood Indicators Guide.   The gender, livestock and livelihoods indicators, a reference point for some of the important indicators that ILRI and partners can use to monitor the changing role of livestock in livelihoods in different production systems and the impact of livestock-related interventions has been revised. Access it here
  • LSMS – ISA web resources on general questionnaire design.  This website provides detailed information on developing questionnaires for household surveys; annotated questionnaires; and questionnaire examples available for download.  Access it here
  • Gender and Asset Ownership: A Guide to Collecting Individual Level Data. This paper sets out a framework for researchers who are interested in collecting data on individual level asset ownership and analyzing the gender asset gap. It reviews best practices in existing surveys with respect to data collection on assets at both the household and individual levels, and shows  how various questions on individually owned assets can be incorporated with a minimum of effort and cost into existing multi-topic household surveys, using examples of three Living Standard Measurement Study surveys. Access it here
  • The manual Developing Gender Statistics: A Practical Tool This toolkit aims to guide statistical organizations in the production and use of gender statistics. Gender statistics is not a discrete or isolated field. It cuts across traditional fields of statistics, such as economics, agriculture, health and employment, to explore the differences that exist between women and men in society. Such information is vital to inform policy and decision-makers and to make advances towards achieving gender equality.Download it here
  • Project website for ‘In Her Name: Measuring the Gender Asset Gap in Ecuador, Ghana and India’ This study looks at the incidence of asset ownership of men and women separately within the same household to estimate the gender asset gap and the gender wealth gap. Access it here
  • Understanding Women’s Empowerment: A Comparative Analysis of Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Data.  This report examines the distribution and correlates of two different dimensions of the empowerment of currently married women age 15-49 in 23 developing countries. These dimensions are women‘s participation in household decisionmaking and their attitudes regarding specific inequalities in gender roles. Access it here