National Microfinance Policy of Nepal: Perspectives on Women Empowerment
Keywords:microfinance, women, empowerment, development, poverty
This paper attempts to analyze the National Microfinance Policy of Nepal from women empowerment perspectives. It is the fact that there are no policies prepared exclusively focusing on women empowerment. However, this paper analyzes the National Microfinance Policy 2008 A.D. by exploring its implications and effects. The Policy is discussed as a part of microfinance development in favor of women entrepreneurship. Moreover, the problems and the issues have been generalized as the present issues are delaying the development of the microfinance sector to develop the nation. Furthermore, the need of microfinance policy is elaborated in the existing situation of policy preparation and updating them from government and other stakeholders’ sectors. Finally, vision and long-term goal have intended the level of people in microfinance after this policy was applied.