Women’s empowerment in community-driven development project: a case study in Hsihseng Township, Myanmar
AuthorSoe, Sai Myat Hein
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Women’s empowerment is the prerequisite for economic growth and development not only for the nation but also for the world. The study explored the impact on women’s empowerment affected by the National Community-Driven Development Project (NCDDP) project in Hsihseng Township, Myanmar. The project known as the National Community-Driven Development Project (NCDDP) launched in 2013. The project aims to enable poor rural people to benefit from increased access to and use of small-scale infrastructure and services by local community participation in decision-making and implementation. The study examines whether the NCDDP empowering the women in the domain of political, social, and economic in Hsihseng Township. Through from 2016-2019 data, evidence and data from the respondents, the program increased women’s participation in the NCDDP project and also has an impact on the outside of the program. This study finds out that women have increased their participation in empowering roles in the political sphere, social sphere, and economic sphere.
KeywordsWomen’s empowerment; Community-driven development; National Community-Driven Development; Participation; Women’s political empowerment; Women’s social empowerment; Women’s economic empowerment.
DescriptionThis thesis is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Arts in Governance and Development, 2020.
DepartmentBrac Institute of Governance and Development, Brac University
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