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Empowerment Resources

If you would like more information about empowerment, numerous resources are available which provide greater depth on the nature of empowerment, the tools which are used to employ it and examples of successful empowerment strategies.

Empowerment and Poverty Reduction: A Sourcebook —  The sourcebook is a follow-up to the World Development Report 2000/2001: Attacking Poverty, which identifies empowerment as a critical focus area in the design and execution of poverty reduction strategies.

Country Studies — These studies describe findings from a World Bank Trust Fund project to develop and pilot a "mixed-method" diagnostic approach for measuring and tracking empowerment in Bangladesh, Ghana, and Jamaica.

Case Studies — These case studies illustrate specific, sectoral examples of empowerment initiatives.

Tools and Practices — The most common World Bank analytical tools and techniques which are linked to empowering poor people.

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