Promoting Inclusive Markets and Financial Systems
Measured Gendered Impact in Private Sector Development
Private sector development (PSD) practitioners are increasingly pursuing strategies aimed at increasing income and economically empowering poor women. For programs to credibly prove that these strategies impact poor women - and to improve this impact through adaptive design and delivery - monitoring and results management (MRM) systems must be capable of understanding differentiated gendered impact.
This paper explores the complexity of measuring gendered impact in PSD programs. This is most relevant to market system facilitation, value chains, and business environment reform programs.