Accessibility of Microfinance Institution Services for Women: Existing Barriers and Opportunities

The report presents the results of two studies commissioned by UN Women and conducted in cooperation with the Association of Development and Support of Microfinance Organizations of Georgia – “Accessibility of Microfinance Institution Services for IDP and Conflict Affected Women” (2012) and “Barriers to the Accessibility of Microfinance Institution Services for Ethnic Minority Women in Kvemo Kartli and Existing Opportunities” (2013).

The results of the study include the main conclusions regarding economic empowerment of women and gender-sensitivity of microfinance institutions. In the final part of the report recommendations are presented for taking into consideration by the studied microfinance institutions in their services and activities, as well as practical guidance for the said organizations as to the way of implementation of seven principles of UN Women Economic Empowerment of Women in their activities.

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Geographic coverage: Europe and Central Asia; Georgia

Subject area(s): Rural women; Conflict, war; Economic empowerment

Resource type: Case studies

Publication year: 2013

Number of pages: 20

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)