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Women's Economic Empowerment Briefs Suite

MarketShare Associates
Erin Markel
Emilie Getliffe
Brian Heilman
Lis Meyers
Institutional Sponsor: 
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Publication date: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

These three briefs comprise a suite of reports on women's economic empowerment sponsored by the LEO activity. The topics for the briefs emerged from discussions with practitioners through the SEEP Network’s Women’s Economic Empowerment Working Group (WEEWG). Its audience is inclusive market systems development programs and practitioners.

Unpaid Care Work in Market System Development: Measurement Practices for Women's Economic Empowerment

This technical brief documents emerging thought leadership on measurement practices for unpaid care work. More specifically, it presents a survey of current good practices, explores how practitioners can modify traditional tools and methodologies to complement the market systems approach, and identifies technical topics related to measuring unpaid care work that require further development.

Engaging and Working with Men: Program Insights and Key Considerations for the Agriculture Sector

This technical brief presents guidance on the effective engagement of men in programming to achieve women’s economic empowerment (WEE) and gender equality outcomes in the agricultural sector using a market systems approach. The brief establishes five key considerations for this engagement, drawing upon relevant literature and case studies from both within and outside the agricultural sector. The brief concludes with a list of useful resource materials for readers interested in investigating further.

Promoting Women's Economic Empowerment: Beyond-Production in Market Systems Programs

This brief examines how and why practitioners are achieving women’s economic empowerment (WEE) outcomes through interventions that seek to promote and empower women in agricultural roles beyond-production. More specifically, this brief presents a survey of promising strategies and recommendations for further investigation.