Women in Micro- and Small-Scale Enterprise Development

Synopsis

"Women's participation in small- and microenterprise activities in less developed countries (LDCs) has seldom been dealt with either in analytical discussions or in empirical illustrations. This book aims to increase the visibility of such women microentrepreneurs by bringing their concerns into the arena of research as well as policy and program review. The volume brings together the viewpoints of researchers and practitioners from both donor and implementing agencies. Also, all contributors are involved in different capacities in the study of gender, informal sector employment, and microenterprise development. As a result, the book integrates a hands-on approach in tune with current Women in Development (WID) and feminist arguments that underline the relevance of women's daily experience, grassroots initiatives, and de facto interface with development assistance programs." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved