• 1 General framework of the study
  • 1.1 Introduction
  • 1.2 Focus of the Study
  • 1.3 Objectives of the study
  • 1.4 Research hypotheses
  • 1.5 Research methods and material
  • 2 Theoretical framework
  • 2.1 The urban informal sector
  • 2.2 The gender dimension in the informal sector
  • 2.3 Women entrepreneurship
  • 2.4 Women's access to microfinance
  • 2.5 Marketing patterns in the informal sector
  • 3 Socio-economic context of Sudanese women
  • 3.1 Religious view on women's work
  • 3.2 Traditions, norms and social perceptions
  • 3.3 Policy and decision makers
  • 3.4 Women and work legislation
  • 3.5 Women and education
  • 3.6 Sudanese women in the labour force
  • 3.7 The informal sector
  • 4 Research findings, discussion and analysis
  • 4.1 Characteristics of the respondents
  • 4.2 Reasons behind respondents’ work
  • 4.3 Selection of the type of economic activity
  • 4.4 Factors affecting women’s work in food and beverages
  • 4.5 Women’s attitude towards marketing their products
  • 4.6 Socio-economic impact of women’s work
  • 4.7 Interviewees’ success criteria and indicators
  • 5 Summary and Conclusions
  • 5.1 Study background
  • 5.2 Background of respondents
  • 5.3 Reasons behind women’s involvement
  • 5.4 Enhancing factors
  • 5.5 Constraining factors
  • 5.6 Respondents’ altitudes for marketing and survival of their business
  • 5.7 The socio-economic impacts of women’s business
  • 5.8 The research hypothesis
  • 5.9 Suggested recommendations
  • Bibliography