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12-02: Developing a Shared Conceptual Framework for Research on Women’s Land Rights
Friday, 23/Mar/2018:
9:00am - 10:30am

Session Chair: Ruth Meinzen-Dick, IFPRI, United States of America
Location: MC C1-200


Developing a Shared Conceptual Framework for Research on Women’s Land Rights

Cheryl Doss2, Ruth Meinzen-Dick3, Amanda Richardson1

1Resource Equity, United States of America; 2Oxford University; 3IFPRI

Developing a systematic body of literature that provides insights on the importance of women’s rights to land and how they can be secured most effectively requires two things: 1) Better outcome measures of what constitutes women’s land tenure security and 2) An understanding of how underlying conditions affect those outcomes.

This class will present a conceptual framework that develops shared definitions and concepts around women's land rights and identifies the types of factors that may change women’s tenure security. Adoption of this conceptual framework across all studies in the sector will improve the practical application of studies and, ultimately, enable us to more effectively secure women's rights to land.

Participants will leave the class able to more methodically analyze the effectiveness of interventions to improve land rights for women by applying the common conceptual framework and vocabulary in future research.