Strengthening Women’s Access to Employment in North Sumatra and East Java
Summary of publication
This report has three basic objectives:
- Assess key barriers to employment faced by women and determine viable solutions that could be provided through a cooperative mechanism.
- Review existing cooperatives and/or women's groups and assess their potential to develop services/facilities to reduce barriers to employment for poor women identified in (1).
- Evaluate the potential linkages to National Program for Community Empowerment's (PNPM) revolving loan funds or community block grants which would enable poor women to increase their access to employment, and what types of institutional strengthening and support would be required for those linkages to be effective.