Meta Review of ActionAid’s Women’s Rights Work

Meta evaluation of ActionAid’s women’s rights programmes on livelihoods and access to  natural resources and violence against women and economic justice.

Executive summary

This meta-review is part of a larger project, funded by the DFID Programme Partnership Agreement grant, exploring ActionAid’s contribution to power shifts in favour of women.

The review aims to provide ActionAid with evidence about what has worked and what has not and to make recommendations on approaches ActionAid should continue or change to maximize women's empowerment and improve the quality of its programming. The report also includes review of external work on changing social norms in order to identify effective approaches. The paper presents the findings of the review and recommendations for ActionAid.