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Micro Enterprises Development for Poverty Alleviation -Volume 2 (Baitadi and Bagarkot VDC of Dadeldhura Districts)
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Promotion of micro-enterprise in the Far Western Development Region was a big challenge as many social practices were deeply ingrained. Though micro-enterprise can help meet these challenges, there was no information on how micro-enterprise development can achieve this objective. Hence, this study was conducted to analyse the relationship between micro-enterprise development and women's empowerment in Baitadi and Dadeldhura. Women's empowerment is a complex process. Though this study was conducted in two small villages, it was able to show women participate actively if the opportunity is income generating. Their active participation in income-generating activities such as micro-enterprise leads to their economic empowerment which ultimately leads towards social, political, legal and educational empowerment. The entrepreneurship development activities of MEDEP were found effective in creating micro-enterprises involving women. Economic empowerment was essential to achieve other kinds of empowerment as well. Consequently, this study has recommended that micro-enterprise development programme such as the MEDEP model should be replicated to other areas as well for the overall empowerment of women.
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MEDEP/UNDP ,   (2013 )
Type / Script:
Progress Report in English
Keywords:
EMPOWERMENT, WOMEN, EDUCATION, SOCIALIZATION, DISCRIMINATION, FAMILY, DECISION-MAKING, FOOD PRODUCTION, LITERACY, ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT, DEVELOPMENT, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, POOR, LABOUR, RURAL DEVELOPMENT, SMALL ENTERPRISES, MEDIUM ENTERPRISES, EMPOWERMENT, SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, EMPLOYMENT GENERATION
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 UNDP : Social and Institutional Developoment
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05.01.01  -  Industrial Development Support Services
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