This report is a consolidated one, based on the country studies entitled, Impact of Increase in Household income on Role and Status of Women within the Household, in CIRDAP’s Seven Member countries, namely, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam in collaboration with the Government of Japan and contains a review of policies, programmes pertaining to women empowerment as well as findings of the country studies in selected sites. It attempts to give a comparative picture of the women’s status in the seven countr

ies, and comes up with certain policy prescriptions.