Impacting Rural Multidimensional Poverty Through Women Collectives and Community Development Programs

Friday, October 7 | 10:15am

Swati Saxena, Research Lead, Rajiv Gandhi Mahila Vikas Pariyojana

Mary D. Coleman, PhD, Senior Vice President and COO, Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath)

Presentation Slides
Swati Saxena Presentation Slides

Measurement of poverty and the impact of poverty alleviation programs has become increasingly challenging since the definitions of poverty have expanded and focus on newer indices of development has made measurement difficult. Measuring qualitative indices of development and empowerment and reorienting developmental programs to better address these dimensions is vital. This presentation addresses some of these challenges and will explore how community development programs through women collectives can impact poverty outcomes.