Promoting Inclusive Markets and Financial Systems
2012 Annual Meeting
The Gender Working Group met this year during the 2012 SEEP Annual Conference. Read the notes from the meeting.
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This document focuses on the strategy of integrating microfinance services with health education. It highlights joint global efforts of the Microcredit Summit Campaign (MCS) and United Nation's Population Fund (UNFPA) to empower women using this strategy.The study makes recommendations to development agencies, governments and donors in order to enhance their contribution towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. These include:
Direct significant financial resources to MFIs that focus on health education;
Support sustainable microfinance for the very poor as a primary strategy;
Identify, collaborate with and support institutions that offer experience and competencies for the combination of health education with microfinance.