Investment In Infrastructures, Necessary To Enhance Credit Impact In Alleviating Poverty

Research by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in a variety of rural financial systems suggests that local approaches work best and that traditional banking practices don’t work for the rural poor because there is no leeway in providing financial services to the poor that applies in every location.

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More Women Working, But Inequality Still Persist

The female share of total global employment is 40 percent and it remains the same as it was ten years ago and the proportion of women seeking work has fallen in several regions including Eastern Europe, South Asia and Sub Saharan Africa.

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