Roadmap for Action

The research shows that programs must be tailored to the needs of women clients and the context in which they live. The Roadmap for Action provides a graphical representation of the key findings from the report on what works, for whom and where, to promote women’s economic empowerment.

To identify smart, evidence-based actions or investments within these groups, empirical evidence was used to rate interventions as proven or being proven, promising, high potential or unproven for particular types of women. Unproven interventions have not been shown to increase productivity or earnings for particular women in particular contexts; however, this rating does not mean the interventions would not work for women in different settings or other situations, or do not have other benefits for women.

The Roadmap for Action is organized by types of women and country scenarios:

Types of Women: There are different categories of women (i.e., poor, very poor, non-poor, young) most likely to form the majority of women working for pay or seeking work in a particular country scenario.

Country Scenarios: There are different country scenarios defined by demographic changes and job prospects (i.e., high fertility, agrarian economies; declining fertility, urbanizing economies; declining fertility, formalizing economies; and aging populations, aging societies).


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