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Building partnerships for poverty reduction: the by Vanita Viswanath

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They represented both microenterprise and women's NGOs; they had training and management experience; and they were individuals who understood gender issues intellectually and in the country context. In Remmy Rikken, the team had a person with extensive experience in gender issues on the ground, a high official close to the President and internationally recognized who could, EDI expected, transcend narrow interests. EDI had no reason at all to doubt the capacity of the team to carry out the mission of WEMTOP and take ownership of the program.

9 Arising out of the recommendations of the literature review and sector surveys, NGOs made two critical contributions to the development of the WEMTOP framework at the TNA workshops. In India and Bangladesh, NGOs stressed the need for WEMTOP to have empowerment of women as an objective as much as increased income for women. Secondly, NGOs in India proposed, as an alternative to the "linear" framework of growth which would encourage all enterprises to aspire to scale up (resulting, inevitably, in fewer survivors), a WEMTOP framework of encouraging lateral expansion of the microenterprise sector with opportunities for greater numbers of poor women to manage enterprises that remain small but productive units.

P. cm. (World Bank technical paper, ISSN 0253-7494; no. 265) Includes bibliographical references.  Women in developmentIndia.  Women in development Philippines.  Women in developmentBangladesh.  Women's Enterprise Management Training Outreach Program.  Title.  Series. 1'4'082dc20 94-40699 CIP Page iii CONTENTS Foreword v Abstract vii Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 Part I Issues Relating to Scope of the Program, Training Content, and Training Delivery 3 Part II Principles and Overview 4 Part III WEMTOP Design 8 Section 1: Identification of Field Level WEMTOP Functionaries and Evolution of Core Team 8 Section 2: Partnerships 15 Section 3: Evolution of Mutually Acceptable Procedures and Guidelines 23 Part IV Lessons Learned 31 Annexes Annex 1 The WEMTOP Logical Framework 40 Annex 2 Guidelines for Financial Reporting Procedures 47 Annex 3 Sample Udyogini Update 48 Annex 4 Outline of WEMTOP Concept Paper 52 Annex 5 Covering Letter to NGOs Inviting Comment on Concept Paper 54 Annex 6 WEMTOP Project Document Cover Page and Table of Contents 56 Annex 7 Selection Criteria for PTI Applications 58 Annex 8 Invitation to "Bid" for PTI Selection 59 Annex 9 Memorandum of Agreement 61 Annex 10 Twenty-One Priority Questions 66 Annex 11 Investment of Staff/Long-Term Consultant Time in the Design Phase 67 Page v FOREWORD Enabling women, especially poor women, to benefit fully from the development process is a key concern of the Economic Development Institute (EDI).

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