Women’s Economic Empowerment Feasibility Study, Kiribati

Author/s: Tanya Caulfield

This study sought to identify a range of viable economic opportunities for women within the realities of the Kiribati context.

The study consulted with communities and key stakeholders to understand current income generation activities undertaken by women and identified areas of women’s current work where future investments could be made. The study identified additional economic opportunities, in which women were not currently engaged, but may have the potential to increase women’s income and livelihood options.

In addition, the study explored and identified marketing opportunities for women to sell their goods and/or services in Kiribati, as well as in regional and international markets where relevant.

Through the study’s consultations, the viability of microcredit was explored and recommendations are made based on the study’s findings. Current policies and systems regarding the business environment in Kiribati were assessed to understand whether they are in place to support the activities recommended in the study.

  • Date Published: July 31, 2018