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Research Series Issue 19 - Measuring Women's Empowerment in Agriculture: A Streamlined Approach
December 2017

The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) can be a useful tool to measure the empowerment, agency and inclusion of women in the agriculture sector. However, computing the WEAI in its current form involves large data requirements, resulting in lengthy surveys with several questions on various dimensions and indicators within each dimension. This paper proposes a reduced version of the WEAI, or the R-WEAI, and examines two possible approaches to reduce the data requirements while ensuring comparability to the full WEAI.


Alessandra Garbero (IFAD) and Emilie Perge (World Bank)


Gender, Rural finance


Garbero, A., and Perge, E. 2017. “Measuring Women's Empowerment in Agriculture: A Streamlined Approach.” IFAD Research Series 19. Rome: IFAD