Global MEAL wiki
Global MEAL framework
Thematic MEAL frameworks
MEAL tools & Guidance
Global data: our reach and impact
Return to list
|INDICATOR 3: Percentage of women farmers with access to, control over, or ownership of a core set of productive resources, assets, and services|
| Why this indicator? What will it measure and provide information for ?
Productive resources such as land, water, pasture, inputs, tools, extension, information, finance, and
veterinary services etc. are important assets for women and men. Methodology includes standard monitoring against baseline and through FGDs and household surveys.
| What Sustainable Development Goal is the indicator connected to ?
* SDG Goal 1
* SDG Goal 2
* SDG Goal 5
| Definitions and key terms
Productive assets: services and capital that enable women to make strategic life choices and build resilience.
This indicator aims to capture economic status and fallback position.
| Data and information required to calculate the indicator
* Denominator: Total number of productive assets owned by the household and level of accessibility to women
* Numerator: Number of assets women have decision making power over [without] consulting their spouse regarding their use or sale or donation (de facto rights to inherit or bequeath to others through sale, gift, inheritance).
| Suggested method for data collection
* Primary data collection: household survey
* Secondary data analysis
* Qualitative methods like FGDs and KIIs to supplement quantitative data collection to provide a better understanding of subjective dimensions of asset ownership such as social norms and barriers analysis.
| Possible data sources
* Primary data; project participant surveys
* Local government services providers
* Other local stakeholders (agro-dealers, market actors, community leaders)
* Secondary data from government and partner reports
* Asset photography as a monitoring tool and validation of reporting
| Resources needed for data collection
The quantitative and qualitative data collection, storage and analysis will have to be conducted by CARE and partners. Partners may include research / university partners. Data collection needs to be included in the monitoring and evaluation plan and budgeted for.
| Reporting results for this indicator: number of people for which the change happened
* Reporting Purpose: þBaseline þProgress þ Evaluation
* A change in the level of women’s control over households’ assets: Number of households where women have increased control over assets.
* Number of households where women are reporting changes in receipt of extension, information and advisory services
| Questions for guiding the analysis and interpretation of data (explaining the how and why the change happened, and how CARE contributed to the change)
* What are assets women have /do not have control over and what are the services that they are receiving?
* What are the implications of that level of women’s control over assets and receipt of services on their ability to enjoy sustainable, productive, profitable and resilient livelihoods?
* Does the enabling environment support positive change in favor of women in regards to their level of control over household’s assets?
* What are the differences between Male Headed Households and Female Headed Households?
| Other considerations
FGDs as well as social norms and barriers analysis can provide qualitative information and verification, regarding socio cultural and external factors (climate, pests and diseases, insecurity, input markets, prices, etc.). Further information from CARE , IFPRI, and FAO.