The empowerment research programme aims to provide high quality and timely research and analysis to inform the design and delivery of empowerment policy and interventions. The Programme is designed to deliver evidence on four key themes:
Measuring empowerment: What do we know about the prevalence of (and appetite for) empowerment and how this varies amongst different groups and over time?
Understanding the drivers and barriers of empowerment: What motivates people to get involved and then stay involved? What are the barriers to involvement? What factors determine whether or not citizens feel able to influence local decisions?
Improving the design and implementation of empowerment interventions: What can be done to engender empowerment, ie what works, in what circumstances, for which groups of people, why, and who delivers it?
Evaluating the impact of empowerment interventions: What has been the impact of the empowerment delivery programme? Which aspects of it have been successfully applied and what lessons have been learnt about future implementation?
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