Understanding Womens Livelihood Outcomes and Empowerment in the Eastern Province

(2018 2019)

 

This research study in the East is a sequel to ICES recently completed work on womens livelihood outcomes in the five districts of the North. It investigates the individual, relational and environmental factors associated with womens livelihood outcomes in the Ampara, Trincomalee and Batticaloa districts in the Eastern Province. The study, covering all three districts, uses a mixed method approach to data collection and analysis.

The quantitative survey collected primary data from 1,000 households, while the qualitative data collection included a combination of Household Interviews, and Key Person Interviews (KPIs) to obtain an understanding of womens livelihoods, and the structures and processes that influence womens choices on work. The data collection took place in the fourth quarter of 2018. The paper on the qualitative data has been published, and the paper on the quantitative data is being finalised based on reviewers’ comments.