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Empowerment evaluation of a Swedish gender equity plan.

Gavriilidis, Georgios LU ; Gavriilidou, Nivetha Natarajan; Pettersson, Erika; Renhammar, Eva; Balkfors, Anna and Östergren, Per-Olof LU (2014) In Global Health Action 7(Jul 2).
Abstract
Background: Empowerment is essential for gender equity and health. The city of Malmö, Sweden, has formulated a development plan for gender equity integration (GEIDP). A 'Policy Empowerment Index' (PEI) was previously developed to assess the empowerment potential of policies. Objectives: To pilot-evaluate the GEIDP's potential for empowerment and to test the PEI for future policy evaluations. Design: The GEIDP was analyzed and scored according to electronically retrieved evidence on constituent opinion, participation, capacity development, evaluation-adaptation, and impact. Results: The plan's PEI score was 64% (CI: 48-78) and was classified as 'enabling', ranging between 'enabling' and 'supportive'. The plan's strengths were: 1)... (More)
Background: Empowerment is essential for gender equity and health. The city of Malmö, Sweden, has formulated a development plan for gender equity integration (GEIDP). A 'Policy Empowerment Index' (PEI) was previously developed to assess the empowerment potential of policies. Objectives: To pilot-evaluate the GEIDP's potential for empowerment and to test the PEI for future policy evaluations. Design: The GEIDP was analyzed and scored according to electronically retrieved evidence on constituent opinion, participation, capacity development, evaluation-adaptation, and impact. Results: The plan's PEI score was 64% (CI: 48-78) and was classified as 'enabling', ranging between 'enabling' and 'supportive'. The plan's strengths were: 1) constituent knowledge and concern; 2) peripheral implementation; 3) protection of vulnerable groups; and 4) evaluation/adaptation procedures. It scored average on: 1) policy agenda setting; 2) planning; 3) provisions for education; 4) network formation; 5) resource mobilization. The weakest point was regarding promotion of employment and entrepreneurship. Conclusions: The PEI evaluation highlighted the plan's potential of constituency empowerment and proposed how it could be augmented. (Less)
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  author       = {Gavriilidis, Georgios and Gavriilidou, Nivetha Natarajan and Pettersson, Erika and Renhammar, Eva and Balkfors, Anna and Östergren, Per-Olof},
  issn         = {1654-9880},
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  publisher    = {Co-action Publishing},
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  title        = {Empowerment evaluation of a Swedish gender equity plan.},
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  year         = {2014},
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