Tag Archives: empowerment

What does the evidence say about women’s empowerment and domestic violence?

| November 25, 2015

Approximately 30 per cent of women around the world, aged 15 and above, have experienced physical and/or intimate partner violence. Domestic violence is associated with health and psychological problems for women and adverse consequences for children later in life. Despite the seriousness of the issue, the empirical evidence on the effectiveness of prevention interventions is
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Myths about microcredit and meta-analysis

| December 10, 2014

It is widely claimed that microcredit lifts people out of poverty and empowers women. But evidence to support such claims is often anecdotal. A typical microfinance organisation website paints a picture of very positive impact through stories: “Small loans enable them (women) to transform their lives, their children’s futures and their communities… The impact continues
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Unraveling the opaque through impact evaluations

| March 1, 2013

“If anybody tells you to conduct an impact evaluation, tell that person to go to hell!” This was the comment made by a renowned impact evaluator at a recent conference after Khalid Al Kudair presented his NGO Glowork’s remarkable success in mobilising the female labour force in Saudi Arabia. The evaluator was trying to make
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