It is proposed to evaluate how access to micro-finance and processes of formalisation can impact on poverty by investigating two policies in Ghana and Tanzania. The first is the expansion of micro-credit services into randomly selected communities by several partner NGOs. The second is the implications of a process of formalising business structures currently underway in Tanzania.
Gender cuts across all the themes, with resources on issues such as maternal health, education, social norms, power, rights, and employment.
The project aims to examine initiatives which engage with global aspirations to advance gender equality in and through schooling in contexts of poverty in Kenya and South Africa.