Gender mainstreaming tools for practitioners


MFC has developed a number of innovative gender mainstreaming tools and resources for MFIs

These include:

Self-Study booklet implementation manual

This manual is for organizations interested in implementing Gender Action Learning System (GALS) tools (in the form of a self-study booklet) with their women clients. The Manual is especially recommended for those MFIs that target women (or plan to target women) and their portfolio includes a significant number of female clients. It is based on the experience of the 2-year project in Azerbaijan by MFC, AMFA and Vision Fund AzerCredit.

Learn more:

  • The Manual is available here
  • To read more about project implementation and results, click here

Self-empowerment booklet

As a result of the Gender Mainstreaming in ECA project, we designed a self-empowerment booklet in two languages. The booklet is a ready-to-use tool (in the form of a brochure), that contains entertaining life-planning exercises (in the context of business improvement) and examples of client success stories. The booklet can be used by clients themselves for individual reflection, or for organising of female self-help study groups and counseling services.

Downloaded the booklet in pdf format the following languages:

Client success stories

As part of the Gender Mainstreaming in ECA project we held a workshop to discuss the results of the GALS tools test by both staff and clients of AzerCredit. Those staff and clients who were most successful in using the life planning tools, were invited to attend. During the workshop, key success stories were identified and documented. Download the client success stories here (204 Kb)