In the context of promoting entrepreneurship as a development agenda, it is of great importance for policy makers and practitioners to understand the characteristic of entrepreneurs prior to providing support. This research paper seeks to examine the strategy of an entrepreneurship intervention to supporting rural women entrepreneurs in Lombok in developing their businesses. The study begins by classifying the entrepreneurs based on the combined entrepreneurial and gender indicators. It is then followed by an investigation on the learning methodology provided by development practitioners. Lastly, the paper explores the impacts from such intervention for the entrepreneur, household and community.

rural entrepreneurship, women entrepreneurs, survivalist entrepreneurs, growth-oriented entrepreneurs
Social Policy for Development (SPD)
International Institute of Social Studies

Queentries Regar. (2019, December 20). Support for rural women entrepreneurs: Assessing the case of PRO-WOMEN project in Lombok, Nusa Tenggara Barat. Social Policy for Development (SPD). Retrieved from