Overview

UNSD in collaboration with FAO organized a seminar on 1-2 November 2017 to present the UN Methodological Guidelines on the Production of Statistics on Asset Ownership from a Gender Perspective, developed under the Evidence and Data for Gender Equality (EDGE) project. The seminar provided an overview of the key components of the guidelines, shared lessons learned from 7 pilot countries that tested the methodology and solicited reflection and feedback from all countries.

Main documents

Agenda

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

 9:30 – 10:00
Opening remarks

  • Mr. Pietro Gennari, Chief Statistician, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

  • Ms. Keiko Osaki-Tomita, Chief, Demographic and Social Statistics Branch, United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)

  • Objectives of the meeting
    Ms. Francesca Grum, Chief, Social and Housing Statistics Section, United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)
 10:00 – 12:30
1. UN Methodological Guidelines on the Production of Statistics on Asset Ownership from a Gender Perspective

By the end of this session countries will develop improved understanding of the recommended survey methodology for collecting data on asset ownership at the individual level. In particular, the session will cover the following key aspects of the proposed methodology: (a) defining ownership; (b) the list of recommended assets for data collection (priority & additional assets); (c) valuation of assets; (d) rationale for self-reported data collection; (e) data collection strategies: minimum set of questions, appended module, stand-alone survey; (f) sample design focused on within household selection highlighting the tradeoffs of the recommended approaches; and (g) analysis: measures to be generated and their relevance - Gender asset gap (prevalence and share of owners), Gender wealth gap, and Intrahousehold analysis.


  • a. Overview and main recommendations (UNSD)


  • b. Experiences and challenges in piloting the guidelines (UNSD, World Bank, ADB)


  • c. Reflections and feedback from the pilots and other countries


  • d. Discussion

 14:00 – 17:30
2. Group discussion and reporting in plenary:

Participants will split into groups and discuss a set of questions around the following topics: 1. Questionnaire design - reflecting on the proposed questionnaire, whether similar questions have been asked in the countries before, how questions would need to be adapted to the country contexts and whether questions warrant additional training for the enumerators; 2. Data collection strategies and sampling design – looking at countries’ experience in collecting self-reported data; and the implications of adopting one of the recommended w/I household respondent selection approaches (1 randomly selected adult; 1 random adult + partner; a couple + 1 random adult; all household members) on the survey; 3. Data analysis and communication – reviewing, analysing and identifying key messages for selected tables on prevalence of ownership, gender wealth gap, and intrahousehold couple gap.


  • a. Introduction to the group discussion (UNSD)


  • b. Group discussion and agreement (All)


  • c. Reporting of groups in plenary (Groups)


  • d. Discussion

Thursday, 2 November 2017

 9:30 – 12:30
3. Measuring SDG indicator 5.a.1 (a) Proportion of total agricultural population with ownership or secure rights over agricultural land, by sex; and (b) share of women among owners or rights-bearers of agricultural land, by type of tenure

By the end of this session, countries will develop improved understanding of the recommended methodology for monitoring SDG indicator 5.a.1. In particular, the session will cover the following key aspects: (a) the relationship with the Target 5.A; (b) explanation of parts A and B of indicator 5.a.1; (c) definition of key terms;(d) proxy conditions for SDG indicator 5.a.1.; (e) data collection strategies


  • a. Overview of Target 5.A and how indicator 5.a.1 relates to the Target


  • b. Introduction of sub-indicators 5.a.1 part A and 5.a.1 part B


  • c. Definition of key terms and concepts used in indicator 5.a.1


  • d. Proxy conditions for indicator 5.a.1


  • e. Data collection strategies


  • Questions & Answers
 14:00 – 17:30
4. Group discussion and reporting in plenary

Participants will split into groups and discuss a set of questions around the following topics: 1. Sources of data collection: taking into account the proposed definitions and data collection strategies, discuss and identify the most appropriate sources of data collection in their own country. 2. Country customization: taking into account the recommendations provided, develop a country-relevant list of legally recognized documents of ownership or tenure rights and adapt questions to the country context. 3. Data collection strategy: taking into account the recommended data collection options and the most suitable sources of data collection, identify the data collection strategy more suitable for their own country.


  • a. Introduction to the group discussion (FAO)


  • b. Group discussion and agreement (All)


  • c. Reporting of groups in plenary (Groups)


  • d. Discussion


  • Closing remarks

    • UNSD

    • FAO