The CBPS GrOW Sub-Domain was launched by Mr. J V R Prasada Rao at the half-day workshop titled ‘Monitoring Progress towards SDGs – Resources and Beyond’ on 29 August 2017. The workshop was organised by CBPS in collaboration with UNICEF Hyderabad Office.
Priyanka Dutta gave a brief description about the project (Together We Can: Assessing the Impact of Women’s Action Groups on Social Change in India). Mrinalika R Pandit gave a tour of the sub-domain and described the technical aspects of the same.
The GrOW Project is funded by International Development Research Centre, Canada (IDRC). GrOW stands for Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women. This project studies the impact of the Mahila Samakhya (MS) programme on economic empowerment of women. The larger aim of the project is to examine the barriers to economic empowerment for women in rural India and the process and manner in which collective action-based programmes, such as MS, can address these barriers. The study is located in two states, Karnataka and Bihar, and uses a combination of both quantitative and qualitative methods, namely, Randomised Control Trials (RCTs) and ethnography.