Women’s Leadership Building as a Poverty Reduction Strategy: Lessons from Bangladesh

The World Bank Group (2006) deems equality ‘smart economics' in its Gender
Action Plan 2007-2010. However, questions are increasingly being raised about just how much
the empowerment strategies set down in World Bank and International Monetary Fund endorsed Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) are actually improving the quality of life of women in less developed countries.

Most PRSPs for instance consider expansion of women's economic space as an area of development indicating progress towards empowerment, but qualifications exist as to how much change in women's access to income is sufficient to achieve empowerment goals; particularly in terms of the social relationships embodied in this change and how much they promote new forms of agency for women and increase their strategic potential.

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