Publication: Incorporating Gender Activities into Cotton Lending Project Design : High Impact at Reasonable Cost
Over 70 percent of the farm workers in Tajikistan are women. Most face difficult working conditions and are paid in agricultural outputs such as oil, rather than in cash. When the South Tajikistan Cotton Lending Project started in early 2007, IFC and its donor, the Canadian International Development Agency, decided to develop a Gender Equality Plan to address gender issues a high priority for both organizations. The challenge was to develop a plan that will show demonstrable results at a reasonable cost, and be acceptable to the men who manage the farms. The smart lessons represent some of what the team learned from this project.
“Billimoria, Raiomand; Ergashev, Adkham; Nosirova, Muhayyo; Kurbanova, Ziyoda. 2010. Incorporating Gender Activities into Cotton Lending Project Design : High Impact at Reasonable Cost. IFC Smart Lessons Brief. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/entities/publication/661f239f-14b3-56b9-a913-7624ef34fe2f License: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO.”
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