Researchers measure the gender impact of poverty alleviation interventions in rural India and Bangladesh, including how impact has been mediated where cultural attitudes affect women's work and the affect of interventions.
Principal Investigator: Naila Kabeer. Lead Organistion: London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Co-investigators: James Heintz (University of Massachusetts Amherst) and Simeen Mahmud (BRAC University)
Principal Investigator: Erik Achille Swyngedouw. Lead Organisation: University of Manchester (Environment, Education and Development)
Co-Investigators: Mary Lawhon (University of Pretoria); Henrik Ernstson (University of Manchester)
Can schemes like Avon be an important poverty reduction tool? This study, located in South Africa, assesses the sustainability of income Avon representatives earn, and explores the way this selling system affects communities to determine whether or not the scheme generates new wealth for impoverished communities.