ERIC Number: ED335455
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Women and Training for Rural Gainful Activities (TRUGA). Training Discussion Paper No. 72.
Baidya, Bhuchandra P. R.; Chaudhari, Gayatri
An evaluative study was conducted of the Training for Rural Gainful Activities (TRUGA) project and methodology in Nepal regarding women's participation and benefits. The study analyzed TRUGA as a project and as a training methodology, assessed the effects of TRUGA activities on women, and evaluated project investment in and benefits to women. Findings were based on analysis of project documents, records, reports, and other relevant materials and information generated through consultation and in-depth interviews with officials, TRUGA management and implementers, TRUGA trainees, and chief women officials of relevant organizations. TRUGA was found to have been institutionalized in the Department of Cottage and Village Industries (DCVI). Factors that contributed to its success were the following: similar objectives of DCVI and TRUGA; TRUGA's introduction of its approach in the regular training activities of DCVI; operation of TRUGA as part of the DCVI; and reciprocal full support. TRUGA was a vocational training methodology designed to promote and support income and employment-generating activities for poor rural people. It was successful in reaching women and improving women's access to training, equipment, raw materials, facilities, loans, and other support. Women shared 57.2 percent of training expenditures and 48.4 percent of placement support. (The document includes 10 case studies of TRUGA participants. Appendixes include instruments used in the study.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Benefits, Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Rural Areas, Rural Education, Rural Population, Sex Fairness, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Labour Office, Geneva (Switzerland).