#Balanceforbetter: a pitch for gender and equity-focused evaluations
On the occasion of the International Women's day, we are underscoring the importance of evidence on development interventions for promoting gender equity and women's empowerment. We remain committed to making gender and equity-focused evaluations front and centre.
We have compiled 3ie’s latest work that helps build the evidence base on effective interventions.
Mapping the evidence on WASH promotion in communities, schools and health facilities
3ie’s WASH evidence gap provides an assessment of the evidence base for behaviour change, health and socio-economic outcomes resulting from WASH promotional approaches in households, schools, health facilities and communities. Here are some of the key findings related to women and girls.
- Only a minority of studies identified (19% impact evaluations, 20% systematic reviews) reported any sex-disaggregated or sex-specific outcomes.
- Some of the most commonly sex-disaggregated outcomes in impact evaluations are in are psychosocial health, education and cognitive development, open defecation, and time use.
- Gender analysis is rarely used as part of the framework for understanding gendered programming effects.
- Do self-help groups empower women? Evidence from a systematic review
- Mapping the evidence on social, behavioural and community engagement for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health
- Using evidence to prevent violence against women in Uganda Mapping what we know about intimate partner violence
- Vocational and business training to improve women’s labour market outcomes in low- and middle-income countries
- Economic self-help group programs for improving women’s empowerment
- The effects of microcredit on women’s control over household spending: a systematic review