Claire Scrutton's scientific contributions

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Technical Report
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This note provides details on the differing approaches to empowerment in a variety of donor agencies and NGOs , according to a selection made from official documentation associated with these agencies . The debates and concepts surrounding empowerment are discussed more fully in the paper on ‘Understanding and Operationalising Empowerment...

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... There is a variety of understanding of the term empowerment due to its widespread usage. Although the term is often used in development work, but it is rarely defined (Scrutton and Luttrell, 2007). ...
... The organizations, such as, Oxfam, view women empowerment as an outcome and a process. Others such as, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) [17] take an instrumentalist view on the empowerment of women and focus more on the importance of process and the assumption that participation will lead to empowerment [18]. ...
... MSMEs in agriculture who participated in the empowerment program explained that they benefited from the empowerment program in terms obtaining the main information, although this came with limitations. Empowerment is focused on increasing organizational capacities or increasing group participation (Luttrell et al. 2009). Empowerment can be focused on improving the economy and providing access to economic resources. ...