IWWAGE promotes, synthesises, and generates evidence on “what works”
for women’s economic empowerment in India.
Initiative for What Works to Advance Women and Girls in the Economy (IWWAGE) aims to build on existing research and generate new evidence to inform and facilitate the agenda of women’s economic empowerment. IWWAGE is an initiative of LEAD, an action-oriented research centre of IFMR Society (a not-for-profit society registered under the Societies Act). LEAD has strategic oversight and brand support from Krea University (sponsored by IFMR Society) to enable synergies between academia and the research centre. IWWAGE is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Economic empowerment of women is fundamental to achieving gender equality and inclusive growth.IWWAGE focuses on moving from “How” to “What Works” to improve women’s participation in economic activities through access to decent work and economic resources, by strengthening social protection networks, and facilitating gender transformative policies.
IWWAGE works with governments, civil society organisations, academia, and the private sector to achieve the desired impact.
Areas of Work
BUILDING & TESTING
Our team includes economists, gender experts, development practitioners, and policy experts who come with extensive experience of working on women’s empowerment.