Gender Aspects of Household Surveys
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April 2010

DFID increasingly supports partner countries to achieve gender equality and women empowerment. DFID's 2009 'White Paper' emphasises the importance of using data to inform actions and monitor progress on work to improve the opportunities for women and girls. In response to the recognised need for improved data on gender equality, gender analyses of household surveys in developing countries are frequently commissioned. However there is a lack of guidance available on how to get the best out of existing household survey data, and about what additional changes could reasonably be made in future survey design to support better gender analysis. OPM was commissioned to develop a good practice ('How to...') note for DFID staff (both statistics advisors and gender experts, such as social development advisors) on conducting gender analyses of household surveys.

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Gender Aspects of Household Surveys

April 2010

DFID increasingly supports partner countries to achieve gender equality and women empowerment. DFID's 2009 'White Paper' emphasises the importance of using data to inform actions and monitor progress on work to improve the opportunities for women and girls. In response to the recognised need for improved data on gender equality, gender analyses of household surveys in developing countries are frequently commissioned. However there is a lack of guidance available on how to get the best out of existing household survey data, and about what additional changes could reasonably be made in future survey design to support better gender analysis. OPM was commissioned to develop a good practice ('How to...') note for DFID staff (both statistics advisors and gender experts, such as social development advisors) on conducting gender analyses of household surveys.