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

9 Sep 2014 by admin

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 …

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 …

Memène and Chiver

8 Jul 2014 by Steve Werlin

In this post, we read once again about Memène and Chiver and the spectacular progress they’ve made since joining CLM. Memène started the program with almost nothing of her own, and within a year she and her husband we able to buy three cows. Part of their success depends on their having gotten past an …

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Streamlining The Coaching in Graduation Through a E-Coaching System

2 Jul 2014 by admin

By Tatiana Rincón, Director of Economic Citizenship Division for Latin America and the Caribbean, Fundacíon Capital & Austine Gasnier, Senior Operations Manager, Fundacíon Capital   At Fundación Capital we think a key element of the Graduation Approach, is the contact between program participants and the field staff in charge of implementing the program. In most social projects, participants’ success …

MISFA June 2014 Newsletter

2 Jul 2014 by Melissa Victor

Badakhshan Officials and Influentials Call for TUP Scale-Up Local government officials and other influential members of the community called for the scale-up of a MISFA program for the poorest in Badakhshan, a province in the northeast of Afghanistan where poverty is prevalent. “On behalf of the people of Badakhshan, I am calling for the scale …

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