Increasing women’s empowerment is a crucial component of development. Not only does empowerment directly improve women’s autonomy and wellbeing, but it also provides indirect benefits for child health, community engagement, education, etc. Women face a number of challenges that limit their empowerment, including a lack of household decision-making power, insufficient land rights and control of agricultural resources, and high barriers to labor market entry and free mobility.
AidData seeks to utilize its proven track record of expertise and innovation in Geospatial Impact Evaluations (GIEs), geospatial data, machine learning, remote sensing, causal impact evaluations, and policy research to understand and address these challenges. Our team will utilize these tools to improve the measurement of gender-related outcomes and provide insight into the key issues facing women’s empowerment.