In the framework of Evidence and Data for Gender Equality (EDGE) project, National Statistics Office of Mongolia, in collaboration with Asian Development Bank (ADB), has conducted the pilot survey on “Measuring asset ownership and entrepreneurship from a gender perspective” and the report has been presented during its dissemination seminar in last week.
Pilot survey has conduct in three stages and data is collected from 5592 individuals from 3008 households through interviews, and data for asset ownership and entrepreneurship from a gender perspective has generated. In brief, men compared to women are likely to be owner of the dwelling of the household and this was more in rural areas. Also, men most of time answered to having the sole right on selling or bequeathing the assets.
From the survey results, gender inequality in all types of assets was more common in rural areas. While, ownership of non-agricultural enterprises and financial assets were more diverse in urban area.
During the dissemination seminar, Mr. Arturo Martinez, statistician from ADB, said that “Asia and the Pacific countries give more importance to the gender issues; thus, this kind of surveys conducted more commonly”. With technical assistances from ADB, aside from Mongolia, this survey has conducted in Georgia and Philippines.