Guide / Toolkit

A Guide to Gender Sensitive Microfinance

Examining methodologies for integrating gender mainstreaming into microfinance initiatives/programs

The guide was developed as a practical aid for those involved in microfinance programmes to ensure that socio-economic and gender issues are taken into account when starting or developing a microfinance programme, when designing national policies for microfinance and for disaggregating microfinance markets to find out more about clients. Practical suggestions for integrating a gender approach are outlined at three levels:

  1. Through field level operations;
  2. Within the structures of microfinance intermediary themselves;
  3. In lobbying for macro level policy change.

About this Publication

By Murray, U. , Boros, R.