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Table 1 Indicators and measures of adequacy

From: Understanding female and male empowerment in Burkina Faso using the project-level Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (pro-WEAI): a longitudinal study

Autonomy in income
A Relative Autonomy Index (RAI) score was calculated by summing responses to three vignettes about a person’s motivation for how they use income generated from agricultural and non-agricultural activities. A participant was considered adequate in autonomy of income if they were more motivated by their own values than by coercion or fear of others’ disapproval
Attitudes about intimate partner violence against women
Believes husband is NOT justified in hitting or beating his wife in all 5 scenarios:
1) She goes out without telling him
2) She neglects the children
3) She argues with him
4) She refuses to have sex with him
5) She burns the food
Respect among household members
Meets ALL of the following conditions related to their spouse, the other respondent, or another household member:
1) Respondent respects relation (MOST of the time) AND
2) Relation respects respondent (MOST of the time) AND
3) Respondent trusts relation (MOST of the time) AND
4) Respondent is comfortable disagreeing with relation (MOST of the time)
Input in productive decisions
Meets at least ONE of the following conditions for ALL of the agricultural activities they participate in
1) Makes related decision solely,
2) Makes the decision jointly and has at least some input into the decisions
3) Feels could make decision if wanted to (to at least a MEDIUM extent)
Ownership of land and other assets
Owns, either solely or jointly, at least ONE of the following:
1) At least THREE small assets (poultry, non-mechanized equipment, or small consumer durables)
2) At least TWO large assets
3) Land
Access to and decisions on financial services
Meets at least ONE of the following conditions:
1) Belongs to a household that used a source of credit in the past year AND participated in at least ONE sole or joint decision about it
2) Belongs to a household that did not use credit in the past year but could have if wanted to from at least ONE source
3) Has access, solely or jointly, to a financial account
Control over use of income
Has input in decisions related to how to use BOTH income and output from ALL of the agricultural activities they participate in AND has input in decisions related to income from ALL non-agricultural activities they participate in, unless no decision was made
Work balance
Works less than 10.5 h per day:
Workload = time spent in primary activity + (1/2) time spent in childcare as a secondary activity
Visiting important locations
Meets at least ONE of the following conditions:
1) Visits at least TWO locations at least ONCE PER WEEK of [city, market, family/relative], or
2) Visits least ONE location at least ONCE PER MONTH of [health facility, public meeting]
Group memberships
Active member of at least ONE group
Membership in influential groups
Active member of at least ONE group that can influence the community to at least a MEDIUM extent