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Agency & empowerment : a proposal for internationally comparable indicators

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Ophi working paper no. 04
Abstract:

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 Cambridge
Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
Department:
SSD, Queen Elizabeth House, Department of International Development
International Development Research Centre More from this funder
Canadian International Development Agency More from this funder
Department for International Development More from this funder
Publisher:
Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) Publisher's website
Publication date:
2007-01-01
ISSN:
2040-8188
URN:
uuid:11044e72-d7bc-4d03-9aca-f3dde2914e98
Local pid:
ora:9391
ISBN:
978-1-907194-00-9
Language:
English
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