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Empowerment is the process of increasing the capacity of individuals or groups to make choices and to transform those choices into desired actions and outcomes. Central to this process are actions which both build individual and collective assets, and improve the efficiency and fairness of the organizational and institutional context which govern the use of these assets. Learn More 

A Mixed-method Approach to Measuring Empowerment in the Context of Social Policy Monitoring in Jamaica This paper describes the pilot of a mixed-method research instrument designed to measure the empowerment impact of social policy. PDF (230kb) 

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Measuring Empowerment: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives Order Book

Empowerment in Practice: From Analysis to Implementation PDF (1.3mb)

Local Organizations in Decentralized Development: Their Functions and Performance in India PDF (3.2mb)

Power, Rights, and Poverty: Concepts and Connections PDF (842kb)


Measuring Empowerment: Lessons from Bangladesh Learn More 

Using Mixed Methods to Measure and Monitor Empowerment in Projects and Programs Learn More 

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