Does addressing gender inequalities and empowering women and girls improve health and development programme outcomes?

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This journal article published in Health Policy and Planning presents evidence supporting the hypothesis that promoting gender equality and women’s and girls’ empowerment (GEWE) leads to better health and development outcomes. Gender equality and "empowerment" are difficult constructs to measure, and we hope this paper will help program implementers understand/develop proxies for measuring gender outcomes within their projects.

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Hannah F.G. Taukobong, Mary M. Kincaid, Jessica K. Levy, Shelah S. Bloom, Jennifer L. Platt, Sarah K. Henry and Gary L. Darmstadt. 2016. Does addressing gender inequalities and empowering women and girls improve health and development programme outcomes?. Health Policy and Planning. 1–23 doi: 10.1093/heapol/czw074