Realizing Women’s Rights to Land in the Law

A Guide for Reporting on SDG Indicator 5.A.2

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This publication provides methodological guidance for reporting on Target 5.a of the Sustainable Development Goals, namely to “Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources, in accordance with national laws.” Progress towards this target is measured through two indicators that focus on ownership and/or control over land. This step-by-step guide on the “how” of reporting and measuring progress on indicator 5.a.2. covers the collection of information on the legal and policy framework, the assessment of each of the proxies, and reporting.




Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls,” known as the stand-alone gender goal, recognizes the fundamental role of women in achieving poverty reduction, food security and nutrition. Goal 5 refers to governments’ commitments to end discrimination across the spectrum. More specifically, Goal 5 is broken down into the following nine targets.


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