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Purchase for Progress (P4P) August Newsletter

22 Sep 2014 by Melissa Victor

Improving links between small-scale farmers and school feeding programmes Home Grown School Feeding programmes implemented by governments with the support of partners, including WFP, are increasingly providing assured markets for smallholder farmers. At least half of the 20 P4P pilot countries report linking smallholder farmers’ organizations to school feeding programmes. By strengthening government ownership and …

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From Extreme Poverty to Sustainable Livelihoods: A Technical Guide to the Graduation Approach

9 Sep 2014 by Aude de Montesquiou

The CGAP-Ford Foundation Graduation Program has included an ambitious research and learning agenda. The full results of the impact research will be published in early 2015, but preliminary findings show strong gains among participant households across a range of well-being indicators. We also plan to update this Guide in mid-2015. The 2015 edition will incorporate …

Fundación Capital- Newsletter # 3

5 Sep 2014 by Melissa Victor

Fundacion Capital published its newest Newsletter on recent activities. This Newsletter highlights the breakthrough of Social Innovation across Latin America where social entrepreneurs are working closely with governments, the private sector and the civil society to solve some of the most pressing  social issues.  Social Innovation  should not simply be considered the newest development  buzzword, but rather …

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MISFA Newsletter August 2014

29 Aug 2014 by Melissa Victor

Hundreds Of Badakhshan Women beat Ultra-Poverty MISFA’s Targeting the Ultra-Poor (TUP) project facilitated the graduation of hundreds of ultra-poor households out of extreme poverty and linked them to sustainable livelihoods in Badakhshan, an upland, rural province in the northeast of Afghanistan.More than 80 percent of the 800 TUP beneficiaries identified to be in the bottom …

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Pase Kado

25 Aug 2014 by Steve Werlin

In this post, we learn how Village Assistance Committees can play a key role in ensuring that our program serves all the families who need it. Our selection process may be imperfect, but Village Committees can help us serve families we would otherwise miss.

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P4P July 2014 Newsletter

8 Aug 2014 by Melissa Victor

P4P promoting increased access to micronutrient-rich crops In Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia, P4P is collaborating with HarvestPlus and national governments to increase the availability of micronutrient-rich staple foods. In these countries, P4P-supported smallholders have begun to cultivate Iron Beans, Vitamin A Maize and Vitamin A Sweet Potato, benefitting from improved nutrition and increased incomes from …

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Fundación Capital- Newsletter # 2

8 Aug 2014 by Melissa Victor

NEWSBITES The president of Paraguay, Hernan Cartés, has asked the national bank to open savings accounts for recipients of the country’s CCT program, Tekoporá. The commitment will mean savings accounts for 60,000 program participants by July 2015.   LittleBigMoney & Fundación Bavaria have begun working on a strategic partnership that will support the corporation’s social responsibility efforts. For details, visit: …

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The Price of Poverty: Psychology and the Cycle of Need

21 Jul 2014 by Melissa Victor

This article was originally posted on Foreign Affairs  By Johannes Haushofer   Poverty is powerful. For those within its grasp, it alters every aspect of existence. People who happen to be born poor consume less than those born rich. They have worse access to education and healthcare and frequent exposure to corruption, extortion, and violence. …

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Purchase for Progress (P4P) June 2014 Newsletter

21 Jul 2014 by Melissa Victor

Beyond beneficiary numbers: Unlocking the potential of women farmers After five years of piloting smallholder-friendly procurement models in 20 diverse countries, Purchase for Progress (P4P) has released a new report reviewing how market development can and cannot promote women’s empowerment based upon five years of field experience. In developing countries, women are the backbone of …

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Fundación Capital Publishes 1st Newsletter

8 Jul 2014 by Melissa Victor

Fundación Capital recently published its first Newsletter. This first edition features updates on Fundación Capital’s “Producing For My Future” project as well as other projects being implemented in Colombia and neighboring countries. Newsbites In April, the Vice President of the Dominican Republic, Margarita Cedeño, gave the green light to start implementation of Proyecto Capital, which links …

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