Cadasta Selected by the World Bank Gender Innovation Lab to Advocate for Better Gender Integration using Evidence

Cadasta is thrilled to be selected by the World Bank Africa Region Gender Innovation Lab (GIL) to conduct impact evaluations on closing the gender gap in earnings, productivity, assets, and agency. With the results of the impact evaluations, the GIL supports the design of innovative, scalable interventions to address gender inequality across Africa.

The GIL selected Cadasta and its partner, NCBA CLUSA in Mozambique to carry out a study on the impacts of conservation farming and land tenure on women’s decision-making, livelihoods, and perception of tenure security. Cadasta’s platform is being used by service provider Top Map and NCBA CLUSA to collect household survey data and information on parcels that will lead to the issuance of a formal land document by the government and will provide critical data to the evaluation team. 

The study will be carried out in several areas of Mozambique—including Gurue District and Molumbo District—and will document almost 1,000 households and their land parcels. All of the households will receive training on Conservation Farming techniques. Some of the households will receive a “green subsidy” of improved seeds and other inputs, along with support for market linkages; other households will receive a “DUAT,” the government’s formal land document; and yet others will receive both. 

The results of this study, using a randomized control trial methodology, will provide evidence on which interventions are the most effective, as stand-alone or in combination with each other, in strengthening women’s land tenure and determining improved livelihoods, women’s empowerment, and other outcomes. The study will also provide an analysis of the use of Cadasta’s mobile data collection tools and platform to make land services faster, more efficient, and more affordable for rural Mozambicans and the relevant government land agencies as they look to scale up the most effective interventions.