Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.

Feed the Future Learning Agenda Literature Review: Improved Gender Integration and Women's Empowerment

Date Published: 
January 23, 2015

This study first reviews key concepts, definitions, and recent development practice relating to women's empowerment. It then examines evidence of impact of agricultural production interventions and productivity-nutrition interventions on women's access to assets, for value chain commercialization interventions on women's employment opportunities, and for capacity building interventions on women's participation in leadership roles. Finally, it documents evidence of the impact of women's empowerment on the reduction of poverty and hunger.