A QUESTION OF ACCESS
Training Workshops on Planning Credit Projects that take Women into Account
This participatory training manual is designed to raise awareness about gender issues in credit projects. Structured for a 5-7 day workshop, the manual follows the components of the project cycle: Project Identification, Formulation, Implementation, Monitoring, and Transition. Includes: Case studies from Asia, Latin America, and Africa; handouts.
UNIFEM, 1995. paper; 180 pp. ISBN 0-912917-36-9 US$15.95
CHANGING WOMEN'S LIVES AND WORK
An Analysis of the Impact of Eight Microenterprise Projects
This book analyses eight microenterprise projects in Asia, Latin America and Africa by organisations specialising in technology-driven solutions and community-development approaches. Using a single analytical framework, each project is described in detail. Methodology and statistical results are provided in an Appendix.
IT Publications, 1995. paper; 300 pp. ISBN 1-85339-319-3 US$28.50
DOING A FEASIBILITY STUDY
Training Activities for Starting or Reviewing a Small Business
Suzanne Kindervatter (Ed.)
This training manual, for women who want to start or expand a business, explores a range of enterprise options and assists in developing a business plan and budget. Written at a very basic level, it explains how to research the viability of an enterprise, investigate market demands, and make cost and income projections.
OEF International, 1987. paper; 170 pp. ISBN 0-912917-07-5 US$17.00
Sorry, Spanish and French versions are now out of print!
EXPORT MARKETING FOR A SMALL HANDICRAFT BUSINESS
This manual, written for the small-scale handicraft producer, is based on Oxfam Trading's 25 years of importing crafts from Third World countries. It discusses: reaching and maintaining contact with customers; designing and producing for overseas markets; packaging; quality control; and the formalities and documentation of exporting.
IT Publications/Oxfam, 1992. paper; 184 pp. ISBN 1-85339-106-9 US$18.95
Business Training for Women's Groups: The Tototo Way
Faidika, a Swahili word meaning "profit," is a business skills training manual based on practical experience in Kenya. Embodying a participatory and nonformal education approach, the 14 easy-to-follow lessons deal with basic business topics ranging from start up to profit and loss, cash control, bookkeeping and financial statements, to feasibility analysis, business planning, and marketing.
World Education, 1993. paper; 66 pp. ISBN 0-914262-13 US$20.00
GENDER, SMALL-SCALE INDUSTRY AND DEVELOPMENT POLICY
I.S.A. Baud and G.A. de Bruijne (Eds.)
This book examines the role of small-scale industrial units in the development process, the changing division of labour along gender lines in such units, and the way women combine employment with reproductive and community roles. Lessons are drawn from programmes directed towards women in small-scale industries or the informal sector.
IT Publications, 1993. paper; 214 pp. ISBN 1-85339-156-5 US$28.50
GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS
A Training Manual for Businesswomen
Uschi Kraus-Harper and Malcolm Harper
Getting Down to Business is a valuable resource for designing, managing or conducting business training for women. It provides detailed guidelines for a 29-session course that can be used on its own or as a component in other programmes. It includes material on the special training needs of business women, recruitment, and evaluation of training.
IT Publications, 1992. paper; 166 pp. ISBN 1-85339-113-1 US$22.95
Training Activities for Entrepreneurs
Suzanne Kindervatter with Maggie Range
This handbook utilizes an innovative board game -- "Marketing Mix" -- which is especially effective with groups of varying literacy skills. Designed for women with existing businesses, the game introduces key aspects of marketing: product, distribution, promotion and price. After playing, participants identify concrete ways to increase sales and improve practices.
OEF International, 1986. paper; 96 pp. includes game board. ISBN 0-912917-08-3 US$15.50
Also available in Spanish and French.
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