Measuring Women’s Economic Empowerment in Private Sector Development Guidelines for Practitioners

These guidelines specifically aim to:

  • Provide practical advice to practitioners seeking to measure women’s economic empowerment (WEE) in private sector development programming.
  • Document how to make each aspect of results measurement more gender-responsive.
  • Highlight important issues in results measurement for practitioners focused on WEE, paying particular attention to measuring household-level changes.

The guidelines are based on extensive interviews with experts and field practitioners, desk research, and two cases studies conducted by the author in Bangladesh with the Making Markets Work for the Chars programme, implemented by Swisscontact and Practical Action, and in Georgia with the Alliances Lesser Caucasus programme, implemented by Mercy Corps.

Authors: 

Erin Markel

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