Articles authored by Johnson, Susan


The author gives personal feedback on the Practical Note `How to pre-evaluate credit projects in ten minutes' (Hank Moll, Development in Practice 7(3)). She argues that it is difficult to give yes or no answers to the three checklist questions Hank Moll proposed, and that it might be disadvantageous to do so without fully understanding the underlying issues.

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The author provides a matrix examining gender-based financial, economic, social/cultural, and political/legal obstacles to women benefiting from microfinance and enterprise. She goes on to discuss how impact assessment work can be approached in the light of this matrix, highlighting the importance of establishing the nature of gender relations prior to projects, considering the potential outcomes that assessors should look out for, and carrying out gender-sensitive assessment.