The precise issue of gender equality as it affects women (especially the poor rural woman) cannot be overemphasized. Inadequate policy analysis and development project outcomes assessment had hampered the realization of the 'dreams of our fatherland'. As rightly opined, the international donor organizations like the World Bank, must do more than just disbursing development finance but of also putting into place the necessary strategies and mechanism to see that recommendations and policy outcomes are adequately followed. The poor rural woman must be given a fair hearing to decisions that affect her and the generality of the populace. The political climate with which to drive this policy 'vehicle' must also be well looked at by the international donor agencies and policy-makers.