Empowerment

How to make a Participatory Video: 10 key steps

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This video was shot during the making of a participatory video in Telecho village, Ethiopia. It is meant to show in 10 easy steps the process used during this participatory video training. We trained 14 youth age 14- 16 that have no access to electricity and TV to hold a camera, speak on a microphone and do interviews, making their own film.

Participatory Video produced in the framework of the project: "Promotion of Collaborative Spatial Information Management and Communication in East and Southern Africa"

Women’s voice and leadership in decision-making: Assessing the evidence

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Authors:  Pilar Domingo, Rebecca Holmes, Tam O’Neil, Nicola Jones, Kate Bird, Anna Larson, Elizabeth Presler-Marshall and Craig Valters

Publication date: April 2015

The report looks at whether women’s capabilities and actions in different spheres lead them to have more presence and influence within private and public decision-making. Based on a review of over 400 sources, the report is organised around thematic chapters on women’s political participation, social activism, and economic empowerment.

Capturing Change in Women’s Realities: A Critical Overview of Current Monitoring & Evaluation Frameworks and Approaches

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Authors:  Srilatha Batliwala and Alexandra Pittman

Publication date: December 2010

The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index

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The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI), a groundbreaking tool to measure the empowerment, agency and inclusion of women in the agriculture sector, has celebrated its second anniversary. The WEAI measures the empowerment, agency, and inclusion of women in the agriculture sector in an effort to identify ways to overcome those obstacles and constraints.

Women as Entrepreneurs: The impact of having an independent income on women's empowerment

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Authors: Haneef, C. et alii.
Publication date: 2014

Chars Livelihoods Programme (CLP) investigated the impact women’s entrepreneurship has on empowerment and the effects this has on the wider community. The objective of the research was to understand specifically the relationship women ‘having an independent income’ (one of CLP’s empowerment indicators) had with CLP’s other nine empowerment indicators.

State–civil society relations: the potential contribution of the African Peer Review Mechanism

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Author: Petlane, T.
Publication date: 2013, In: SAIIA Policy Briefing No 80

This policy briefing reflects on the benefits of participation by non-state actors in the African Peer Review Mechanism programme (APRM). It suggests that countries should build on the gains made from citizens and governments working together. APRM reviews should serve as a blueprint for strengthening contributions from a wide range of CSOs in national policy debates and policy implementation.

Recommendations are included for governments, CSOs and the research community.

The process of institutionalising gender in policy and planning: the 'web' of institutionalisation

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Author: Levy, C.
Publication date: 1996

This paper raises a critical question of concern: how to institutionalise or sustain change related to new perspectives in the practices of governments and other organisations involved in the development process. Doing so, it zooms in on the institutionalisation of a gender perspective in development policy, planning and practice.

Examining the relationship between community participation and program outcomes in a metaevaluation

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Authors: Nkwake, A.M. et alii.
Publication date: 2013, In: Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation, Vol 9 (20)

The salience of stakeholder participation in community development is not disputed. However, there is a paucity of evidence that clearly links participation with program outcomes. By means of a metaevaluation, the authors examined the link between participation and program outcomes.

3ie/IFPRI: Empowering Adolescent Girls: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Uganda

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The following videos are part of the 3ie/IFPRI Seminar Series on Impact Evaluation. The topic of empowering adolescent girls was presented by Markus Goldstein of The World Bank (video 1), discussed by Clara Delavallade, IFPRI (video 2), and followed by a Q&A session (video 3).


TEDx talk "This is not a video camera"

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In this TEDx Talk about participatory video, Chris Lunch of InsightShare asks us to re-look at what we think we know about the technology and potential behind video cameras. He shows how handing over a video camera to a community and letting the subjects of a film become the directors, turns a video camera into a people magnet and a true champion for change.