Economic Empowerment, Poverty, and Development

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Economic Empowerment, Poverty, and Development


Resources about poverty and opportunities for economic empowerment and development.

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Analysis of Economic Opportunities for Low-Income Women and the Very Poor in Rwanda
Explains how low-income women and the very poor in Rwanda are generally excluded from the process of economic development due to lack of resources and services. This report analyzes the economic opportunities available to these groups.

Building Effective Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategies
Report that draws on insights gathered from interviews with 10 multinational companies actively engaged in advancing women's economic empowerment, as well as a comprehensive review of the latest literature and leading company practices and programs.

The Business Case for Women’s Economic Empowerment
Presents findings of a study that investigated corporate-funded women’s economic empowerment programs and includes an integrated framework that the private sector can adopt to increase return on investment and enhance women's economic advancement.

Child In Need Institute (CINI)
CINI’s overarching aim is to enable poor people, women and children to take control of their lives and have a share in sustainable development. We are active in deprived communities, both in villages and low-income urban settlements. We seek to break…

A dynamic platform to improve the sharing of evidence, experiences and good practices on women’s economic empowerment developed by UN Women and Canada.

Fact and Fiction: Examining Microcredit/Microfinance from a Feminist Perspective
A report that provides, first, a definition of microcredit, then situates the tool both historically and within present debates on development and economics and finally discusses its impact on particular groups of women.

Feminist Perspectives Towards Transforming Economic Power: Buen Vivir
This article introduces Buen Vivir both as a concept and in its implementation in public policies in Bolivia. The notion that Buen Vivir is gender neutral is examined in light of the fact that the main challenges are dismantling patriarchal power…

The Global Financial Crisis and Women in West Africa: Developing Impacts and the Implications of Policy Responses
This series of briefs entitled The crisis’ impact on women’s rights, published by the , includes sub-regional perspectives on the impacts seen to date of the current crisis on women and women’s rights as well as those likely to come. These…

Global Gender Gap Report
The Global Gender Gap Report ranks 145 economies according to how well they are leveraging their female talent pool, based on economic, educational, health-based and political indicators.

Neither heroines nor victims: Women migrant workers and changing family and community relations in Nepal
Pourakhi, an organization established by women returnees in 2003, has collected more than 1,700 case studies on returnee women migrant workers in Nepal. This paper delves into 307 of these, as well as a consultation with 14 returnee migrant women…
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