A Practical Guide to Measuring Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment in Impact Evaluations
Policymakers and practitioners around the world are increasingly interested in supporting women’s and girls’ empowerment, and many researchers are grappling with how best to measure empowerment in impact evaluations.
The guide also has two appendices. Appendix 1 provides a catalogue of examples of survey questions and modules related to women's and girls’ empowerment that have been used by J-PAL affiliated researchers in previous impact evaluations. The Appendix is broken up into seven different categories:
- Economic indicators
- Social indicators
- Intimate partner and family indicators
- Political and civic indicators
- Psychological indicators
- Education indicators
- Health indicators
Appendix 2 includes examples of non-survey instruments that can be used to measure women’s empowerment, the pros and cons of each approach, and tips on how and when to use them.