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Measuring Gendered Impact in Private Sector Development

Technical Reflections and Guidance for Programmes

This paper explores the complexity of measuring gendered impact in PSD programmes.

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Why more guidance is needed

Private sector development (PSD) practitioners are increasingly pursuing strategies aimed at increasing income and economically empowering poor women.

For programmes 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.



  • Introduction
  • The challenges of defining and identifying female beneficiaries in PSD
  • ASI’s guidance on counting approaches and methods for sex-disaggregation
  • References

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