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How to Measure Women's Economic Empowerment (WEE) in Financial Inclusion


  • Jenny Morgan, Impact Pathways Thematic Lead, FinEquity 

  • Megan O’Donnell, Co-Director, Gender Equality and Inclusion Program and Policy Fellow, CGD 

Developing and using commonly agreed upon Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) indicators is critical to helping stakeholders understand the outcomes of financial inclusion (FI) on women, how these outcomes are being achieved, and to better identify what works and what does not in promoting women’s economic empowerment through financial inclusion. While there are several initiatives examining WEE, commonly accepted guidance for measuring WEE in financial inclusion does not yet exist. 

This past year, FinEquity, together with the Center for Global Development (CGD) and Data2X, as well as a core group of advisors, met to develop a standard approach to measuring WEE within FI programs and initiatives. Following an almost year-long learning process, a Theory of Change was developed, along with a core set of indicators to measure WEE in FI. This process and the indicators are outlined in a forthcoming background paper.  

Join us for a webinar to learn more about this, as well as to hear from a member of the core group of advisors, who will share their frameworks and lessons learned from measuring WEE in FI within their organizations and discuss the proposed core indicators. 

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