Integrating meaningful connectivity module into household surveys
In an increasingly digitized world, inequitable access to the internet can have spillover effects by preventing women from accessing financial technology and services. A report from the Alliance for Affordable Internet proposes a new target for meaningful connectivity that sets thresholds for regular internet use with an appropriate device and data download capacity using a fast connection. The meaningful connectivity module is versatile, allowing analysis of internet use by gender to assess the digital gender gap that goes beyond conventional measures of internet usage. This proposed measure provides a sample module that can be integrated into household surveys.
Integrating modules on asset ownership into household surveys
The United Nations Statistics Division’s “Guidelines for Producing Statistics on Asset Ownership from a Gender Perspective” includes sample modules on asset ownership for national statistical offices and other relevant actors to integrate into recurring household surveys. The guidelines conceptualize asset ownership—such as the ownership of land or property—as documented ownership, reported ownership, right to sell, and the right to bequeath. The modules support gender analysis of asset ownership to encourage policymakers to address women’s economic empowerment, poverty reduction, and to further understand women’s livelihoods.