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.
Publication year: 2016