What do participatory approaches have to offer the measurement of empowerment of women and girls

Publication

Published
2019
Authors
J. Newton, A. van Eerdewijk, F. Wong

How development programmes choose to measure the empowerment of women and girls impacts whether an intervention ultimately contributes to or impedes their empowerment. In this paper, KIT Royal Tropical Institute provides insight and guidance on the value of participatory approaches, those that ground the measurement of empowerment in the lives and perspectives of women and girls.

The paper, entitled “What do participatory approaches have to offer the measurement of empowerment of women and girls”, aims to inspire practitioners, monitoring and evaluation specialists and policy makers working on the measurement of empowerment of women and girls in development programmes. It was co-authored by KIT gender experts Julie Newton, Franz Wong and Anouka van Eerdewijk.