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A growing body of evidence is showing the linkages between empowerment and good governance and growth that is more pro-poor, and improved project performance. However, there remain many questions about what empowerment means, how it applies to the World Bank's work, and what actions should be undertaken to move the empowerment agenda forward.

This Sourcebook addresses these issues, taking into account the World Bank's mandate and comparative advantage in this field.

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Empowerment Sourcebook (Full Text) - Draft, May 1, 2002 (834kb PDF)

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