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Agency & empowerment : a proposal for internationally comparable indicators

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This article proposes a short list of internationally–comparable indicators of individual agency and empowerment (and the corresponding survey questions). Data from these indicators would enable researchers to explore research and policy issues such as the interconnections between empowerment and economic or human development. The article surveys definitions of agency and empowerment, adopts the definition from Amartya Sen, supplemented by Rowlands’ typology. The proposed ‘short list’ of i...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
Research group:
Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
Institution:
University of Cambridge
Canadian International Development Agency More from this funder
Department for International Development More from this funder
International Development Research Centre More from this funder
Publisher:
Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) Publisher's website
Series:
Ophi working paper
Publication date:
2007-01-01
ISSN:
2040-8188
Paper number:
04
ISBN:
9781907194009
Language:
English
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2014-11-26

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