This review examines the quality and effectiveness of evaluation approaches that are used to assess programs on women and girls' economic empowerment. The review provides information to improve the design and implementation of evaluations on women and girls' empowerment projects. Taylor and Pereznieto outline a number of findings, noting that the most interesting is that joint/mixed or integrated interventions that provide economic skills and services in conjunction with life skills or other training deliver the best results for women's empowerment. The report also recommends improved practices for monitoring and evaluating empowerment programs, including collecting better indicators, different methodologies, using different theories of change and frameworks.
Review of Evaluation Approaches and Methods Used by Interventions on Women and Girls' Economic Empowerment.
Taylor, G., and P. Pereznieto. 2014. Review of Evaluation Approaches and Methods Used by Interventions on Women and Girls' Economic Empowerment. London: Overseas Development Institute.