The Local Governance Performance Index (LGPI) in Malawi: Selected findings on gender

The Local Governance Performance Index (LGPI) in Malawi: Selected findings on gender

Malawi’s  context  raises  a  number  of  challenges  that  the  government,  traditional  leaders,  civil society, and the development community are working to address. One area of particular focus is gender  equality  and  women’s  empowerment.  The  LGPI  supports  this  effort  by  providing evidence-based  research  to  inform  the  extent  to  which  gender  inequalities  exist  across  sectors, cultural contexts, and localities. Drawing on the Malawi LGPI, this report assesses the extent to which women and men across different regions of the country, matrilineal and patrilineal cultural groups,  and  socioeconomic  statuses  access  health  and  education  services  equally,  experience more or less secure environments, and participate politically.

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