Learning Talk: Evidence Review on Women’s Empowerment

30 March 2023

  • Event type IEU talk
  • Participation
    By invitation only
  • Date 30 March 2023
  • Location Hybrid

The IEU is holding the Learning Talk: Evidence Review on Women’s Empowerment on Thursday, 30th March.

This learning event introduces the IEU’s evidence review on the effectiveness of interventions that seek to promote women’s empowerment in developing countries. This evidence review shows that life skills training is a promising approach for supporting women’s empowerment in climate and agricultural projects.

First, we present the landscape of evidence through an evidence gap map. This allows practitioners to improve project design by seeing where the evidence base is richest and learning from these studies. It also highlights evidence gaps where more knowledge is needed. The evidence gap map plots a variety of interventions across a range of intervention and outcome areas. 

Second, we present a systematic review on interventions that provided training to enhance life skills, defined as abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life. The systematic review aggregated across studies to measure whether these interventions increased self- and social empowerment and contributed to economic and political empowerment. The evidence review was completed alongside the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the Campbell Collaboration.