The definition of economic empowerment within the iSAVE programme is as following:
Economic empowerment is the capacity of women and men to participate in, contribute to and benefit from development processes. It is about contributions being valued, dignity being respected and a fairer distribution of the benefits of development. Economic empowerment increases access to economic resources and opportunities including jobs, financial services, property and other productive assets, skills development and market information. Economic empowerment also breaks down inclusion barriers as people become more independent, earn respect and actively contribute to the development of their communities.