Community Organization Participation - Malawi is a 3-item measure of women's involvement in local community organizations. Specific questions ask about the type of organizations women are involved in, their level of engagement, and any leadership positions they hold.
1. Do you participate in any of the following groups?
Savings and credit cooperative - 1
Age group - 2
Youth group - 3
Agricultural cooperative or association - 4
Group of migrants from another village - 5
Mutual benefit society (illness, health) - 6
Baptism or marriage committee - 7
Workers association - 8
Hunting group - 9
Religious group - 10
Community savings group - 11
Political association - 12
Other (specify) - 996
2. What is your level of participation in the group activities?
Very active - 1
Somewhat active - 2
Not active - 3
3. Do you have a leadership role in this group?
Yes - 1
No - 2
Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab. (2018). A practical guide to measuring women’s and girls’ empowerment in impact evaluations: Appendix 1: Examples of survey questions related to women’s empowerment. Retrieved from https://www.povertyactionlab.org/sites/default/files/resources/practical-guide-to-measuring-women-and-girls-empowerment-appendix1.pdf
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