On the International Women’s Day – and every day – we must call out gender bias wherever we see it. The trouble is, when it comes to land and property rights, much is hidden behind closed doors. But now, a new survey is giving voice to women around the world, letting them share their perceptions of their property rights.
Professor Cheryl Doss is a Senior Departmental Lecturer in development economics in the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford. She is one of the leaders of the Gender Asset Gap Project, which was designed to demonstrate that it is both feasible and important to collect individual level asset data in household surveys. Since 2012, she has been the Gender Advisor for the CGIAR Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets. She has published extensively on women’s land rights, intrahousehold decision-making, gender issues in agricultural development, and the gender asset and wealth gaps. She has worked with numerous international organizations on issues involving gender, rural development and data collection, including the World Bank, the International Food Policy Research Institute, UNDP, the Food and Agriculture Organization, the African Development Bank, among others.