The Economic Participation of Women in Poverty Pockets in the Mafraq Governorate, Jordan (Assessment Study)

Developed by UN Women in collaboration with Queen Zein Al-Sharaf Institute for Development, the study aims to investigate and diagnose the challenges, mobilisers and opportunities associated with the participation of women in small enterprises; to identify enterprises with the potential to improve further the status of women; and to analyze the economic and social situations of these communities. The study reveals that women in the poverty pockets area in Al-Mafraq face many challenges in furthering their economic status through either developing their existing businesses or establishing new ones. The major areas of weaknesses require further investigation and remedial action.

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Geographic coverage: Arab States/North Africa; Jordan

Publication year: 2016