The index tracks change in women’s empowerment that occurs as a direct or indirect result of Feed the Future interventions in targeted geographic zones within the initiative’s 19 focus countries. Data for the WEAI will be collected every two years in all 19 countries, and baselines were collected in 2011 and 2012. USAID and partners will conduct data analyses to understand the relationships among empowerment, livelihoods, and food security, as well as relationships among the various components of the index.
The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) program has collected, analyzed, and disseminated accurate data on population, health, HIV, and nutrition through more than 300 surveys in over 90 countries. These surveys cover AIDS indicators, gender, malaria indicators, youth, family planning, health facility provisions, benchmarking surveys, key indicators, geographic details, and qualitative interviews.
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