Poverty Alleviation and Economic Empowerment of Women

Economic empowerment of women as envisaged under the MSK focuses largely on institutional capacity building for women’s development through strengthening of SHGs and the NGOs/ line departments to provide better services to poor women, while ensuring provision of skill training, technology transfer, technical support and promotion of market linkages.


Key focal areas:

• Achievements and challenges in promoting economic empowerment of women and inter-sectoral convergence,

• Best practices initiated by State government/ CSOs/ corporate or PPP models for economic empowerment of women leading to poverty alleviation

• Identification of key areas for achieving inter-sectoral convergence

Reference Material

Women & Men in India, 2016 by Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation

First Global Conference on Women in Agriculture, 2012

Nationwide Evaluation of the Flagship Program of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)