Women’s Asset Ownership: Evidence from Georgia; Mongolia; and Cavite, Philippines | Asian Development Bank

Women’s Asset Ownership: Evidence from Georgia; Mongolia; and Cavite, Philippines

Publication | February 2019
Women’s Asset Ownership: Evidence from Georgia; Mongolia; and Cavite, Philippines

This publication provides insights to help develop methodological guidelines on collecting sex-disaggregated data about asset ownership.

It draws on findings from pilot surveys in Georgia, Mongolia, and the Philippines. Survey results suggest substantial gender gaps in ownership across different types of assets and countries. These variations confirm the importance of understanding the social norms governing gender roles and laws that can facilitate or impede women’s asset ownership. Women’s rights to own and control assets are critical for securing gender equity in economic participation and opportunity, and delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals.

Contents 

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Asset Ownership and Control: A Gender Perspective
  • Methodology of Asset Surveys
  • Country Context and Key Results
  • Areas of Further Research
  • Discussion and Policy Implications