In 2017, UN Women reported that there are few to no measures for 80% of indicators aimed at Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)5: Gender Equality and Empowering all Women and Girls. That same year the EMERGE project was funded to address the gap by compiling and reviewing gender equality and empowerment (GE/E) measures used in health and development research (access via www.emerge.ucsd.edu). GEH researchers categorize measures by GE/E dimension and psychometric properties. Information is also included in terms of measure items, scoring procedure, sampled populations, and citation use. Development and piloting of novel GE/E measures is supported through partnerships with multi-disciplinary scientists and survey researchers in India. For additional details, please visit the EMERGE site.
*Funded by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Selected Publications EMERGE Learnings Report 1:
Learnings from International Scoping Meetings on Quantitative Measurement of Gender Equality and Empowerment
EMERGE Learnings Report 2:
Findings from Workshop and Scoping Meetings on Gender Equality and Empowerment Measurement in India
EMERGE Learnings Report 3:
Findings from Interviews with Experts in India on Quantitative Measurement of Gender Equality and Empowerment
EMERGE Project Report:
Theoretical and Definitional Basis for Identification of Measures of Gender Equality and Empowerment
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