Measurement properties of the Project-Level Womenâ€™s Empowerment in Agriculture Index
Kathryn M. Yount,
Yuk Fai Cheong,
Elena M. Martinez and
No 1798, IFPRI discussion papers from International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Given the need for valid measures of womenâ€™s empowerment to monitor SDG5 and design advantages of pro-WEAI, an assessment of its measurement properties is warranted. This paper has three aims: 1) to assess in two GAAP2 projects the measurement properties of survey question (item) sets used to compute pro-WEAI indicators, 2) to offer guidance, based on study findings, for questionnaire revisions to shorten the full pro-WEAI to improve it as a measure for womenâ€™s empowerment in agricultural development programs, and 3) to make a call for a validated â€˜short formâ€™1 version of pro-WEAI and improved measures of womenâ€™s collective agency.
Keywords: agricultural development; measurement; Sustainable Development Goals; empowerment; gender; women; item response theory; womenâ€™s agency; womenâ€™s empowerment; Womenâ€™s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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