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Women’s Economic Empowerment: Practical Tools for Gender-responsive Poverty Measurement

Event Date: 
Mar 02, 2018
1:00 pm EST
Online Event


Measuring changes in poverty and empowerment is complex.  This requires carefully designed measurement methods that can capture gender-sensitive data. Across many market systems development programs, a monetary approach is often used to define and measure poverty.  This is not unusual, given that money-metric definitions and measures of poverty are the most tested and recognized.  There are also new alternative poverty measurement tools that capture the multi-dimensional aspects of poverty and capture intra-household dynamics. This webinar will explore the strengths and weaknesses of each approach, and discuss the practical implications for practitioners. Specifically, the webinar will explore tools such as the Poverty Probability Index (PPI) and newer poverty measurement tools such as the Individual Deprivation Measure and the Disadvantage Assessment. Each presenter will introduce their tool, explain the practical applications, and its ability to capture or catalyze gender-responsive results.

This webinar is the first event in a two-year learning series: "In Practice: Women's Economic Empowerment in Market Systems," which will feature a thought-provoking sequence of webinars, e-discussions, and practitioner briefs, followed by an in-person learning event. The learning partnership is brought to you by the Arab Women’s Enterprise Fund (AWEF) together with DAI Europe, MarketShare Associates, the SEEP Network and UK’s Department for International Development (DFID).


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