Women Self Help Groups in India have risen to the extraordinary challenge of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. They are meeting shortfalls in masks, sanitizers and protective equipment, running community kitchens, fighting
In Afghanistan, the Women Economic Empowerment Rural Development Project (WEE-RDP) is a national program that empowers rural Afghan women to mobilize into self-help groups. These groups help their members access
This report presents findings from a study that was conducted to assess the impact of COVID-19 on SHG women in Odisha. The objectives of the study were to (i) study the
This paper addresses the question through a natural experiment arising from two independent but overlapping sources of variation: exposure to a devasting cyclone that occurred in the Bay of Bengal
Policymakers have tried to induce women’s participation by leveraging the group-based format of self-help groups, which can build women’s social capital and develop their sense of political efficacy and identity.
This paper presents evidence on the association between program scale, costs, and cost-effectiveness by analyzing how the costs of a large-scale Self-Help Group program in India changed from its inception in
This map provides evidence on the impact of group-based livelihoods programs on household and individual economic, social, and empowerment outcomes. It includes over 130 impact evaluations and systematic reviews authored
The South Asia Gender Innovation Lab has published a review of studies that evaluate self-help group (SHG) programs as a mechanism for achieving changes in women’s economic outcomes. This review is part