A fundamental principle under the 2030 Agenda is to leave no one behind. It articulates how every human being should not suffer the confines of poverty or remain destitute. However, evidence shows that women and girls continue to be most vulnerable hence the need to increase efforts towards their ability to assert their resilience, versatility and capabilities.
The Women’s Empowerment Index (WEI) is the inaugural measure of women’s empowerment in Kenya. Development of the WEI represents a major milestone in the country’s evidence-based policy-making and sets a baseline for monitoring of the government’s progress toward Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG5) on achieving gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls.