Beyond 'Banking for the Poor': credit mechanisms and women's empowerment
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JournalGender & Development
Document typeJournal article
DescriptionIncreasingly, credit is a key element in development strategies. There are a variety of approaches to its use. This article considers these, in light of the question 'is credit provision empowering women borrowers?' The broad spectrum of credit mechanisms is reviewed, and some important cautionary notes are suggested. This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis. For the full table of contents for this and previous issues of this journal, please visit the <a href="http://www.genderanddevelopment.org">Gender and Development</a> website.