Randomized Control Trials and Qualitative Assessments: What Do They Tell Us About the Immediate and Long-Term Assessments of Productive Safety Nets for Women in Extreme Poverty in West Bengal?

Kabeer, N. and Datta, S. (2020) Randomized Control Trials and Qualitative Assessments: What Do They Tell Us About the Immediate and Long-Term Assessments of Productive Safety Nets for Women in Extreme Poverty in West Bengal?, International Development Working Paper 20-199, London: London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Department of International Development

Women's Access to Market Opportunities in South Asia and the Middle East and North Africa: Barriers, Opportunities and Policy Challenges

Kabeer, N.; Deshpande, A. and Assaad, R. (2019) Women's Access to Market Opportunities in South Asia and the Middle East and North Africa: Barriers, Opportunities and Policy Challenges' London: London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Department of International Development.

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The world's poorest people lack capital and skills and toil for others in occupations that others shun. This project examines randomised evaluations of an innovative anti-poverty program which tackles capital and skills constraints at the same time in an effort to encourage occupational change among the world’s poorest women.
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)

This study utilizes household survey data from four African and Asian countries to examine in depth, and on a comparable basis, the evolving nature of female labour supply in low income countries over the past two to three decades, and to analyse the links with poverty reduction.
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