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Building Women's Economic and Social Empowerment through Enterprise : An Experimental Assessment of the Women's Income Generating Support Program in Uganda

ACCESS TO CAPITAL ADVERSE EFFECTS AGED AGRICULTURE ANXIETY BENEFICIARIES BENEFICIARY BUSINESS CYCLES CAPITAL CONSTRAINTS CAPITAL INVESTMENTS CASH TRANSFER CASH TRANSFERS COLLECTIVE ACTION COMMUNITIES CONSUMER DURABLES CONSUMER GOODS CONSUMERS CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE CONTROL GROUPS COST EFFECTIVENESS DECISION MAKING DEPRESSION DESCRIPTION DISBURSEMENT DISCOUNT RATE DISCOUNT RATES DISTRICTS DURABLE DURABLE ASSET DURABLE ASSETS ECONOMIC OBJECTIVES ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE ECONOMIC THEORIES ECONOMIC THEORY EXCHANGE RATE EXCHANGE RATES EXERCISES EXPENDITURE EXPENDITURES EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN FAMILIES FEMALE FEMALES FINANCIAL MARKETS GENDER GRANT ALLOCATION HOLDING HOLDINGS HOUSEHOLD WEALTH HOUSEHOLDS HOUSING INCOME INCOME EFFECT INTEREST RATES INTERNATIONAL BANK INTERVENTION INTERVENTIONS INVENTORY INVESTMENT DECISIONS LABOR MARKET LEARNING LEISURE TIME LENDING INTEREST RATE LIVELIHOOD LIVELIHOODS LOAN LOAN OFFICERS LOTTERIES LOTTERY MARKET PRICES MENTAL MENTAL HEALTH MICRO-ENTERPRISES MICROFINANCE MICROFINANCE INSTITUTIONS NGO OCCUPATIONS OPPORTUNITY COST OUTSTANDING LOANS PATERNALISM PATIENT POOR HEALTH POVERTY ALLEVIATION POVERTY IMPACTS POVERTY REDUCTION PROBLEM SOLVING PROGRAMS PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT PURCHASING POWER QUALITY OF LIFE RATE OF RETURN RATES OF RETURN REPAYMENT RETAIL TRADING RETURN RETURNS RISK-FREE INVESTMENT SAVINGS SMALL BUSINESSES SOCIAL CAPITAL SOCIAL COHESION SOCIAL INCLUSION SOCIAL INDICATORS SOCIAL NETWORKS SOCIAL RELATIONS SOCIAL SUPPORT SOCIAL WORKERS TARGETING TRANCHES TREATMENT EFFECTS TRUST FUND VILLAGES VIOLENCE WAGES YOUTH
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World Bank, Washington, DC
Africa | Uganda
2014-04-16T19:05:19Z | 2014-04-16T19:05:19Z | 2013-04

This study investigates an attempt to economically and socially empower some of the poorest and most vulnerable young women in one of the poorest and most fragile places in the world: northern Uganda. Investing in women is said to be a key to development. Educate her, buy her a cow or goat, or help her start a business and great things will follow: sustained increases in income, greater empowerment and social inclusion, health and education for the children, and (especially in war-affected regions) mental health and happiness. This report provides provisional answers to these questions based on data collected from April 2009 to August 2012. The questions will continue to be explored and analyzed in academic papers in future, but the authors attempt to draw out the key findings and policy lessons as close to the end of the intervention and data collection as possible.

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