These training videos were recorded during the 2016 AGRODEP Training Course on Tools for Value Chain Analysis held in March 28 - April 1, 2016 in Dakar, Senegal. The training course was attended by twelve members of the AGRODEP Value Chain Analysis group. Support was provided by the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) under the Value Chain Analysis Virtual Hub project.

The first part of the course, instructed by Hazel Malapit of IFPRI, provides participants with an introduction to the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI), the first comprehensive and standardized measure to directly measure women’s empowerment and inclusion in the agricultural sector. The course covers the conceptual underpinnings of the WEAI, including its relevance in value chains analyses as a tool for measuring and tracking both the intended and unintended impacts of interventions on women’s empowerment. Special emphasis is placed on practical issues including: best practices around survey design and implementation, basic construction and manipulation of WEAI data, constructing standard WEAI tables and charts, using WEAI results as a diagnostic, and communicating WEAI results to a broader audience.


Video Lessons
Lesson 1: Gender, Value Chains, and the WEAI
Lesson 2: Introduction to the WEAI
Lesson 3: Collecting WEAI Data
Lesson 4: Constructing the WEAI


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