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Empowerment, especially of women and girls, is an important - but hard to measure - development outcome. This page provides tips and resources for collecting data on empowerment.
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JPAL prepared an excellent [https://www.povertyactionlab.org/practical-guide-measuring-women-and-girls-empowerment-impact-evaluations | Practical Guide to Measuring Women and Girls' Empowerment in Impact Evaluations]. [https://www.povertyactionlab.org/sites/default/files/resources/practical-guide-to-measuring-women-and-girls-empowerment-appendix1.pdf|Appendix 1] provides example survey questions related to empowerment and tips on using them, including the following categories: Economic indicators, Social indicators, Intimate partner and family indicators, Political and civic indicators, Psychological indicators, Education indicators, and Health indicators. [https://www.povertyactionlab.org/sites/default/files/resources/practical-guide-to-measuring-women-and-girls-empowerment-appendix2.pdf | Appendix 2] provides examples of non-survey instruments.
  
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Oxfam has a [https://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/a-how-to-guide-to-measuring-womens-empowerment-sharing-experience-from-oxfams-i-620271 | How-to Guide to Measuring Women's Empowerment], sharing the experiences from their own research. It includes details on their measurement tool, along with example survey modules and stata do files.
  
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Oxfam's [https://views-voices.oxfam.org.uk/methodology/real-geek/2018/07/how-to-measure-womens-empowerment | Real Geek blog] provides details of a recent discrete choice experiment to assign implicit weights to the empowerment indicators which reflect the views and the perceptions of the women interviewed in the survey.
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IFPRI developed a [http://www.ifpri.org/publication/womens-empowerment-agriculture-index | Women's Empowerment Agricultural Index], which measures the empowerment, agency, and inclusion of women in the agriculture sector in an effort to identify ways to overcome those obstacles and constraints. The [http://www.ifpri.org/publication/instructional-guide-abbreviated-womens-empowerment-agriculture-index-weai | Instructional Guide] provides details on survey methodology, adapting the tool to local contexts, training enumerators, data cleaning, and analysis.
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Empowerment, especially of women and girls, is an important - but hard to measure - development outcome. This page provides tips and resources for collecting data on empowerment.


Guidelines

JPAL prepared an excellent | Practical Guide to Measuring Women and Girls' Empowerment in Impact Evaluations. 1 provides example survey questions related to empowerment and tips on using them, including the following categories: Economic indicators, Social indicators, Intimate partner and family indicators, Political and civic indicators, Psychological indicators, Education indicators, and Health indicators. | Appendix 2 provides examples of non-survey instruments.

Oxfam has a | How-to Guide to Measuring Women's Empowerment, sharing the experiences from their own research. It includes details on their measurement tool, along with example survey modules and stata do files.

Oxfam's | Real Geek blog provides details of a recent discrete choice experiment to assign implicit weights to the empowerment indicators which reflect the views and the perceptions of the women interviewed in the survey.

IFPRI developed a | Women's Empowerment Agricultural Index, which measures the empowerment, agency, and inclusion of women in the agriculture sector in an effort to identify ways to overcome those obstacles and constraints. The | Instructional Guide provides details on survey methodology, adapting the tool to local contexts, training enumerators, data cleaning, and analysis.

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