Evaluating Empowerment Economics: A Preliminary Framework for Assessing Innovations in Financial Capability


Jessica Santos & Meg Lovejoy, Institute on Assets and Social Policy

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February 20, 2019

“Empowerment economics” is a multigenerational and culturally responsive approach to financial capability developed by and for low-income Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) and other communities of color. This report offers a preliminary evaluation framework that is intended to make visible the innovative approaches and potential outcomes associated with empowerment economics.