Baseline Study

Capacity building as a tool for more effective poverty alleviation of marginalized rural women in Zimbabwe

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The first provision in the EU-project "Capacity Building as a tool for more effective poverty alleviation" is the carrying out of a baseline survey on human rights, gender and democracy among savings club members in the Midlands and Matabeleland Provinces of Zimbabwe. The findings of the baseline study will be used as a basis for the development of a Training Manual for a training programme that will target 2,160 women leaders.

Objectives of the Baseline Survey

  • To identify challenges and constraints faced by poor women in Zimbabwe
  • To identify cases which may later be developed into case studies for the project
  • To highlight areas for the development of further interventions
  • To recommend input for the development of the Training Manual

The results of the baseline study with recommendations for the training manual can be downloaded above.


Zimbabwe, October 10, 2008

This project is co-funded by the European Union