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NGOs and local MFIs—how to increase poverty reduction through women’s small and micro-enterprise
Abstract Most enterprises, from the smallest to the largest, need capital. Enterprise can play a crucial role in alleviating poverty. In developing economies, women’s role in alleviating povertyExpand
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Community-Based Mental Health Intervention for Underprivileged Women in Rural India: An Experiential Report
Objective. To share experiences from a project that integrates a mental health intervention within a developmental framework of microcredit activity for economically underprivileged women in ruralExpand
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Innovations for success and scale-up: an analysis of Bandhan’s Targeting the Hard Core Poor programme in India
Across the world, programmes that reach the ultra-poor have a similar design, with few differences. Based on secondary literature and practical experience, this paper describes the key features, andExpand
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In Search of Water in Karnataka, India: Degradation of Natural Resources and the Livelihood Crisis in Koppal District
Abstract Water scarcity is a serious problem in Koppal, a semi-arid district with barren rocky hills in northern Karnataka, India. The hills were denuded of forests and trees in the past. ResourceExpand
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One step forward or two steps back
1. There are speculations that a bill is likely to be presented in the first week of the budget session of Parliament: the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Amendment) Bill 2006,Expand
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Prevention and elimination of bonded labour: the potential and limits of microfinance-led approaches
Millions of South Asian women, men and children are bonded to their employers, working for little or no wages because their earnings are retained in part or full to repay an outstanding loan. TheExpand
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Guest editorial: Reaching the poorest with finance and enterprise support
This special issue focuses on the ways in which microfinance and enterprise development initiatives do and do not help very poor people – that is, their capacity to ‘reach the poorest’.
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Futures studies and feminism
This Conversation is a collection of some of futures studies most prominent women’s voices: those who have provided insight and guidance over the years and those whose wisdom is newer and emerging.Expand
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Income generating programmes for rural women – examining the role of NGOs
Boosting women's incomes not only benefits them, but often also raises the nutritional and educational status of their families. This article compares two approaches to raising women's incomes: theExpand
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