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.




The guide for reporting on SDG indicator 5.a.2 “Realizing Women’s Rights to Land in the Law” was prepared by a FAO research and writing team led by Martha Osorio and Renée Chartres, supported by Anastasia Giadrossi and Giovanna Gilleri. Additional FAO colleagues provided inputs and support to the methodology development, in particular Margret Vidar, Naomi Kenney, Vanya Slavchesvka, Piero Conforti, David Palmer, Rumyana Tonchosvka, Chiara Brunelli, Susan Kaaria, Chiara Villani and Dorian Navarro.


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