Planting Seeds: Funding Women’s Economic Empowerment

This abridged report summarizes an evaluation of the EE&L theme. The evaluation had the objective to assess the performance of this thematic area from 2001 to 2011. The evaluation’s goal is to measure qualitative and quantitative gains in the lives of women and women’s organisations, and to examine the approach and scope of implementation. Furthermore, the evaluation draws lessons from the interventions, to provide recommendations to strengthen the thematic focus. Finally, the evaluation assesses efficiency and effectiveness of the approach and contributionsto the development of the women’s agenda of economic security in Africa.

The evaluation was carried out by Dr. Rudith Sylvana King along with supporting consultants Professor Imoro Braimah and Mr. Owusu Amponsah. The method of evaluation used was both a desk review and field interviews, including two country visits, and email interviews in six

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Planting seeds – Funding women’s economic empowerment