FinEquity Webinar

Measuring Women's Economic Empowerment in Practice

Testing a Common Set of Indicators
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Following the development of a measurement framework for Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) in the financial inclusion sector – (WEE Measurement in Financial Inclusion) which includes a Theory of Change and a set of proposed indicators to measure WEE as a result of increased women’s financial inclusion – CGAP and FinEquity facilitated a Collaborative Learning (Co-Lab) program to test and refine the framework. 

Seven Co-Lab participants included: Village Enterprise, Women's World Banking, MEDA, People’s Pension Trust and three ACCION partners: BancoSol, Annapurna and Dvara. Each participant undertook qualitative research to test the proposed indicators using a questionnaire and indicator calculation methodology developed by Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA). Through testing the proposed indicators to measure WEE, the organizations were able to assess the feasibility and validity, resulting in a refined set of indicators. 

This webinar shared the Co-Lab participants’ experiences, the final set of indicators as well as guidance on how to incorporate the indicators into your organization's measurement of WEE. 

About this event

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Women's Economic Empowerment
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Edwin Masereka

Village Enterprise

Edwin is a Senior Evaluation and Learning Manager at Village Enterprise Uganda. With over ten years experience in data management of health, education and livelihood programs, Edwin has a proven track record of enhancing data quality and analysis processes to provide critical insights for informed decision-making. He holds a Master's in Management Sciences and a Postgraduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation from Uganda Management Institute, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Economics from Makerere University.

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Benedette Menkeh

People’s Pension Trust Ghana

Benedette Menkeh is a Partnership Officer at People’s Pension Trust Ghana, where she is responsible for managing end-to-end coordination of international partnerships. She has over 5 years experience working with financial institutions. Benedette recently became a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) of the U.K.

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Joanna Ledgerwood

Senior Financial Sector Specialist CGAP/ FinEquity TAC

Joanna is a former commercial banker with expertise in financial inclusion, market systems development, gender and women’s economic empowerment, policy and regulatory reform, governance, monitoring and evaluation, and knowledge management. She was the founding Director of Financial Sector Deepening Zambia and is currently a member of CGAP’s gender team and FinEquity Technical Advisory Committee, as well as providing advisory services to the FSD Network, Access to Finance Rwanda, GIZ, and others. Joanna has published widely, including the Microfinance Handbook (1998), Transforming MFIs (2003) and The New Microfinance Handbook (2013). 

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Antonique Koning


Antonique Koning is the CGAP Gender Lead. Antonique has over 20 years of experience working on a range of topics related to microfinance and financial inclusion, with special expertise in consumer protection and responsible finance, customer centricity and customer empowerment.

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Jenny Morgan


Jenny Morgan is FinEquity's WEE Measurement Thematic Lead. She has over 15 years of experience in inclusive financial growth, entrepreneurship and small business development, women’s economic empowerment, and resilience.