Economic empowerment encompasses the economic capabilities and behaviors of women and girls; it includes not only what women do, but what women aspire to do.
Yet quantitatively measuring aspirational economic empowerment is limited. This paper aims to contribute to a more complete measure of women’s economic empowerment by reviewing:
- How the concept of women’s empowerment is used;
- How empowerment has been incorporated into economic development;
- How the measurement of women’s empowerment is discussed in development economic policy.