Policy seminar: New pro-WEAI modules gauge women’s empowerment in nutrition and health, market inclusion
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Since the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) launched in 2012, at least 247 organizations in 59 countries have used its various versions and tools for measuring women’s empowerment and gender equity. This uptake demonstrates a growing demand for validated tools focusing on these issues across geographic contexts and livelihoods.
A March 2 IFPRI policy seminar marked another expansion of the WEAI toolkit, launching new optional modules for the project-level WEAI (pro-WEAI). The new Health and Nutrition (pro-WEAI+HN) and Market Inclusion (pro-WEAI+MI) modules are designed to measure domains of agency that are important for nutrition-sensitive and market-focused agricultural development projects.