Challenges to Women’s Economic Empowerment in Rural Tajikistan: A Study from Road Projects

Publication | September 2023
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This brief analyzes ways to economically empower women in rural Tajikistan and highlights how better integrating measures into the development of critical transport infrastructure projects can help narrow the substantial gender gap.

It assesses why Tajik women’s educational attainment is lower, shows how they are under-represented in the job market, and explains the challenges posed by deep-rooted intrafamilial hierarchies. Drawing on survey results, it shows how women benefited from ADB transport projects that included empowerment activities and explains why understanding cultural norms and providing help to start businesses can boost women’s socioeconomic capacity.

Additional Details

Authors
Type
Series
Subjects
  • Gender Equality
  • Transport
  • Roads and Highways
Countries
  • Tajikistan
Pages
  • 6
Dimensions
  • 8.5 x 11
SKU
  • BRF230349
ISBN
  • 978-92-9270-321-9 (print)
  • 978-92-9270-322-6 (electronic)
ISSN
  • 2071-7202 (print)
  • 2218-2675 (electronic)

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