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Gender and rural microfinance: Reaching and empowering women

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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’s intended users include IFAD’s country programme managers and staff, technical partners and microfinance institutions, gender practitioners working in rural microfinance, and academic researchers in the fields of gender and microfinance.

Document Information

Document Type Study Guide
Author Mayoux, L., Harl, M.
Year of Publication 2009
Publisher IFAD
Number of Pages 79 pp.
Region / Country Global /
Primary Language English (en)
Keywords Gender, Agricultural Microfinance, Rural Finance
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