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TitleIMPROVING LIVELIHOODS OF RURAL WOMEN THROUGH MANAGING FOR DEVELOMENT RESULTS, Knowledge Brief No. 8
AuthorAfrican Community of Practice on Management for Development result at the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)
SubjectMANAGING FOR DEVELOMENT RESULTS
Date of Publication2016
PublisherAfrican Community of Practice on Management for Development result at the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)
Number of Pages9 pages
LanguageEnglish
Geographical CoverageAfrica
KeywordsWomen and Development, LIVELIHOODS OF RURAL WOMEN, Livelihood Empowerment and Education, Africa Rural Development, Urban Employment for Rural Women, Capacity Building for Rural Women
AbstractManaging for Development Results (MfDR) is a management strategy for development agencies that focuses on using information on results to improve decision-making and a framework for assessing performance, learning from experience and using resources more efficiently. As a means of improving development performance MfDR tools and processes might enable the rural poor to overcome poverty. The importance of rural women in social economic develpment can not be overemphasied. Improving their livelihoods constitutes a significant productive and transformative factor for the advancement the entire African region. The African Community of Practce (AfCoP) convened online discussion among its members to identify success stories and strategies for successful livelihood development for rural women in Africa; challenges and opportunities for advancing their livelihoods; and identify key human and institutional capacities needed to enhance them. This knowledge brief summarises the outputs from the discussion. One of the key messages from the discussion was the need for building capable and effective states founded on equity and strong accountability systems for equal participation of women and men in African development. Some success stories highlighted from the discussion included ; the affirmative action and capacity building for rural women in Malawi; Livelihood empowerment through access to education in Uganda and Mozambique. It was learned that, the emerging communities of practice such as AfCoP-MfDR and its national chapters present compounded opportunities for women empowerment including those in the rural areas. The brief recommends strengthening the AfCoP’s partnerships in the continent for pursuing rural women`s livelihoods development.
Copyright HolderAfrican Community of Practice (AfCoP)
Copyright URLhttp://afrik4r.org/
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