Rural Women’s Development and Empowerment Project

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Rural Women's Development and Empowernment Project

This project builds on the Tamil Nadu Women’s Development Project, which targeted women exclusively and introduced microfinance schemes as a principal instrument for women’s empowerment. Cofinanced by the World Bank, this project aims to promote women’s economic development, while creating an environment favourable to social change as a way of improving women’s living conditions.

In 35 districts in Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh states, IFAD supports project activities that establish self-help groups and improve their access to and control over resources. The project promotes the development of income-generating activities and access to basic financial services, as well as access to health care, education and other services.

Status: Closed
Approval Date
05 December 1996
1996 - 2005
Rural Development
Total Project Cost
US$ 53.51 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 19.21 million
Co-financiers (International)
World Bank: International Development Association US$ 19.46 million
Co-financiers (Domestic)
Domestic Financing Institutions US$ 8.52 million
National Government US$ 3.41 million
Beneficiaries US$ 2.91 million
Financing terms
Highly Concessional
Project ID
Project Contact
Mattia Mr Prayer Galletti

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