Gender and Governance in Rural Services: Insights from India, Ghana, and Ethiopia

World Bank & International Food Policy Research Inst., dist. by Renouf Pub. 2010. 332p. illus. pap. $35.


An examination of the lack of economic and agricultural services, such as education, health care, and agricultural extension, for poor, rural women in developing countries. Rural communities in poor countries often face a “triple challenge”: the state is ineffective and markets and communities may also fail. Women face an additional barrier with the notion that they are not farmers. Attempts to address this situation have achieved mixed results. This study adds to existing knowledge through case studies conducted in India, Ghana, and Ethiopia.




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