Reach-Benefit-Empower-Transform (RBET) Framework

C. de Bode/CGIAR

A framework for understanding whether and to which extent agricultural development projects contribute to women's empowerment.

The Reach-Benefit-Empower-Transform (RBET) framework helps clarify project objectives by asking researchers to distinguish between approaches that reach women participants, such as by including them in program activities; those that benefit women, by improving their circumstances in some way; those that empower women, by strengthening their ability to make and put into action strategic life choices; and those that transform gender relations within and outside the household, such as by changing attitudes at the community level.