Rural women are a quarter of the global population—but ignored by policy

Innovative policy is often concentrated in cities. When funding is low, providing small, isolated communities with services may seem high-cost and inefficient. But today, more than three-quarters of the world’s extreme poor live in rural areas, and 70% of the world’s poor are women. On almost every measure of development, rural women fare worse than rural men or urban women. And while there are major … Continue reading Rural women are a quarter of the global population—but ignored by policy