PIDE has for years been providing Pakistan with studies based on hard evidence and strong analysis. In keeping with this tradition, this volume, Gender and Empowerment: Evidence from Pakistan, presents survey-based evidence to examine several aspects of the role and status of women in our society. The study shows that gender differences in access/availability to resources and cultural norms result in differential impact of public policies on males and females. This book is likely to help the ongoing discussion on the role of women in Pakistan by providing detailed information on women’s activity in the marketplace, and the role played by women at home and in the family. Some interesting results can be highlighted.