Gender Mainstreaming and Empowerment of Women in Rural microfinance

This guide is intended as an overview of gender issues for rural finance practitioners. It highlights the questions that need to be asked and addressed in gender mainstreaming. It will also be useful to gender experts wishing to increase their understanding of specific gender issues in rural finance. The guide focuses on rural microfinance, defined as “all financial services that are accessible to poor and low-income rural households and individuals”.6 IFAD’s focus, as well, is on such poverty-targeted microfinance.

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  • Author Linda Mayoux and Maria Hartl
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  • Year of Publication2009
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  • LanguageEnglish
  • Number of pages79 pp.
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