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I am working with a HIV/AIDS program, helping them to articulate the Theory-of-Change behind the intervention.
One aim is the empowerment of sex workers. This raises questions of definition and measurement of this construct.
Many trees have already been sacrificed in discussions of how to define and measure empowerment

My question, as a person on the periphery of SNA research, is: Are there any potentially useful network-based definitions of empowerment, such as those describing a person's positions within their wider network. Or is an overly ambitous expectation, because of the importance of local context.

Short explanations, or weblink references to longer discussions, would be much appreciated

with thanks,

Rick Davies (Dr),
Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
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