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Women’s Participation in Development

Founder(s): International Development Research Centre
Status: Completed
Publications from this research project:

Women’s Rights, Gender Equality, and Transition: Securing gains, moving forward

The ouster of the Taliban in 2001 ushered in a new era of opportunity for women in Afghanistan. This paper examines the gains made over the past decade for Afghan women and girls and explores the obstacles that continue to Read More

The Impact of Microfinance Programmes on Women’s Lives: A Case Study in Balkh Province

This case study is part of a larger project that explores women’s participation in different development programmes and projects in Afghanistan. The research specifically explores women’s participation in the National Solidarity Programme (NSP)’s Community Development Councils (CDCs) as well as Read More

Does Women’s Participation in the National Solidarity Programme Make a Difference in their Lives? A Case Study in Kabul Province

This case study is part of a larger project that explores women’s participation in different development programmes and projects in Afghanistan. The research specifically explores women’s participation in the National Solidarity Programme (NSP)’s Community Development Councils (CDCs) as well as Read More

Gender and Economic Choice: What’s Old and What’s New for Women in Afghanistan?

In summer 2011, AREU conducted a rapid qualitative assessment of four communities in Kabul and Parwan provinces as one of the country case studies for the World Bank’s 2012 Human Development Report. This paper presents its results. Focusing on the Read More

Does Women’s Participation in the National Solidarity Programme Make a Difference in their Lives? A Case Study in Balkh Province

This case study examines women’s participation in the National Solidarity Programme (NSP) in a Pashtun-majority community in Balkh Province. It finds that despite women’s weak involvement in actual project implementation, the NSP offered them an unprecedented chance to take part Read More

The Impact of Microfinance Programmes on Women’s Lives: A Case Study in Kabul Province

This case study looks at women’s participation in a microfinance programme in a community in Kabul Province. It finds that while the process of taking loans has allowed some women to gain a degree of empowerment, the microfinance initiative has Read More

Does Women’s Participation in the National Solidarity Programme Make a Difference in their Lives? A Case Study in Parwan Province

This case study specifically explores women’s participation in the National Solidarity Programme’s Community Development Councils (CDCs), examining the effects these forms of women’s participation are having on gender roles and relations within the family and the local community.

The Impact of Microfinance Programmes on Women’s Lives: A Case Study in Parwan Province

This case study looks at women’s participation in a microfinance programme in a village in Parwan Province and explores its impact on the gender relations both within the family and the community.

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