Narrow down by keywords: Labour and livelihoods
- Impact assessment of farmer institutional development and agricultural change: Soroti district, Uganda
This article is based on participatory development research conducted in Soroti district of Uganda with the aim of assessing the impact of agricultural development among poor farmers. The central argument is that a combination of farmer empowerment and in ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-10-28 18:35
- Private funding of microcredit schemes: much ado about nothing?
Microcredit, defined as small loans to people who have no regular access to credit, is an innovative strategy in the fight against poverty. Microcredit institutions can obtain funding from Private Institutional Investors (PIIs) that channel funds from don ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:47
- Contracting out agricultural public services: the NGO sector as an alternative delivery system
In many less developed countries (LDCs) that are undergoing economic adjustment the promotion of the agricultural sector is constrained by resource limitations that include finance, and human and institutional capacity. The inability of the state to provi ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:54
- Macro debates at the Micro-Credit Summit
The Summit, held in February 1997 in Washington DC, involved participation from governments, UN agencies, corporations, NGOs and credit practitioners. The author reviews the discussion, much of it concerning the importance of distinguishing between develo ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:58
- Engaging elite support for the poorest? BRAC's Targeted Ultra Poor programme for rural women in Bangladesh
This article draws preliminary lessons from the experience of engaging village elites in support of a BRAC programme for ultra-poor women in rural Bangladesh. It describes the origins, aims, and operation of this programme, which provides comprehensive li ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:05
- Implementing and evaluating microcredit in Bangladesh
Microcredit has been introduced to rural communities in Bangladesh as a means of economic and social development, but there are increasing doubts about its effectiveness and suggestions that it causes domestic abuse. A review of various studies indicates ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:08
- Collective Action and Urban Poverty Alleviation: Community Organizations and the Struggle for Shelter in Manila
Author: Shatkin, Gavin Publisher: Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007, ISBN: 978-0-7546-4 ...
Book review - admin - 2009-12-22 08:51
- Non-Governmental Organisations and the State in Asia: Rethinking Roles in Sustainable Agriculture
Author: Farrington, John et al. Issue: Volume ...
Book review - admin - 2009-12-10 09:25
- A confluence of Fair Trade and organic agriculture in southern India
Although the confluence of Fair Trade and organic agriculture has become a salient phenomenon, they contradict each other at the production level: Fair Trade focuses on specific products, while organic agriculture targets production units. This article ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2011-06-22 16:37
- Rethinking orphanhood and vulnerability in Ethiopia
‘Orphans’ became a category of vulnerable children deserving special protection in the context of the global AIDS epidemic, and currently the notion of ‘orphans and vulnerable children’ (OVC), dominates much of the policy for pro ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2012-06-13 16:03