Business and Enterprise

Volume 20, Issue 1, March 2012

Members of a farmers co-operative in Ethiopia, at an oil seed processing plant, 2010 © Tom Pietrasik/Oxfam GB

This issue of Gender & Development features an innovative and inspiring collection of articles from researchers, practitioners and activists, on gender aspects of business and enterprise. The articles reflect the creative ways in which these issues are being approached, via activism, advocacy, and grassroots development work.


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Introduction to business and enterprise

Caroline Sweetman and Ruth Pearson


Women producers and the benefits of collective forms of enterprise
Elaine Jones, Sally Smith and Carol Wills

Shampoo, saris and SIM cards: seeking entrepreneurial futures at the bottom of the pyramid
Catherine Dolan, Mary Johnstone-Louis and Linda Scott

Workers’ rights and corporate accountability – the move towards practical, worker-driven change for sportswear workers in Indonesia
Daisy Gardener

Women’s entrepreneurship development initiatives in Lebanon: micro-achievements and macro-gaps
Nabil Abdo & Carole Kerbage

The Markets for Afghan Artisans approach to women’s economic empowerment
Kerry Jane Wilson, Barbara Everdene and Floortje Klijn

‘Show the world to women and they can do it’: Southern Fair Trade Enterprises as agents of empowerment
Ann Le Mare

Fair Trade and organic certification in value chains: lessons from a gender analysis from coffee exporting in Uganda
Deborah Kasente

Beyond participation: making enterprise development really work for women
Sally King, Hugo Sintes and Maria Alemu

Expanding women’s role in Africa’s modern off-grid lighting market: enhancing profitability and improving lives
Carmen Niethammer and Peter Alstone


Business and Enterprise Resources List
Compiled by Liz Cooke

Views, events, and debates
Edited by Liz Cooke

Book Reviews

Edited by Liz Cooke

Remittances, Gender and Development: Albania’s Society and Economy in Transition, by Julie Vulnettari and Russell King
reviewed by Allison J. Petrozziello

Microcredit and Women’s Empowerment: A Case Study of Bangladesh, by Aminul Faraizi, Taskinur Rahman, and Jim McAllister
reviewed by Iman Bibars

The Participation Reader, edited by Andrea Cornwall
reviewed by Jo Rowlands

Gender, Sport and Development in Africa: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Patterns of Representations and Marginalization, edited by Jimoh Shehu
reviewed by Louise Mansfield

Gendered Experiences of Genocide: Anfal Survivors in Kurdistan-Iraq, by Choman Hardi
reviewed by Laura Sjoberg