Measurement of income and economic empowerment is complex. This brief looks at how to determine the income of the target group in a programme like Strengthening African Rural Smallholders (STARS). And how to measure the changes in income due to programme interventions.
It presents four key lessons under the following headings:
- Income can change quickly; poverty doesn't
- Qualitative and quantitative data: we need both for actionable insights
- Qualitative and quantitative tools are only as good as our reasons and methods for using them
- Accountability counts