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Part of the PEP-UNDP "Poverty and Social Impact Analysis" (PSIA) initiative, this study sought to assess the impact of microcredit on the empowerment of female household heads in Benin, using statistical (pro-score) matching techniques. The results show that access to microcredit does have a positive and significant impact on women's empowerment, in particular through the dimensions of "social responsiblities and living conditions" and "cultural rights and participation". Find out more about this project's outcomes and ensuing recommendations through the following PEP publication (working paper - in French : "Microcrédit, pauvreté et autonomisation des femmes au Bénin"):

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