A Comprehensive Framework for Improving the Lives of Women and Girls
Women and girls make up half of the world’s population, but often have limited opportunities and experience worse outcomes compared to men. Yet evidence shows that improvements in women’s lives also lead to better outcomes for families, communities, and global economies. How can funders help? The XX Factor is the first comprehensive framework designed for funders to:
- Understand the main ways to help
- Identify the most promising, evidence-based areas to intervene
- Measure progress
In it, we start by identifying five dimensions of women’s lives where funders can create positive change. For each dimension we highlight which indicators have both the deepest evidence base and the broadest consensus linking them to greater social impact for women and girls globally. Finally, we identify the ten best bets for funders to make a positive impact on women’s lives.