Political consciousness, leadership and collective action in the Mata Masu Dubara structures in Niger

This report presents the results of research conducted in Niger on the political power of the Mata Masu Dubara (Village Savings and Loan Associations) in Niger.

The study reveals part of the history and scope of the collective action of the groups, networks and MMD federations in Niger, as well as key ideas about the identity and leadership of these structures. It shows how MMDs have improved women's self-esteem, political participation, policy influence and normative change.

  • Countries: Niger
  • Published: December 2017

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