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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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Short Video on integrating the Graduation Approach into Social Protection Programming

1 Jul 2014 by Aude de Montesquiou

CGAP video on how the Graduation Approach can be integrated into Social Protection programing

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Recruitment at Fundacion Capital

30 Jun 2014 by Melissa Victor

Fundacion Capital is currently recruting for the following positions: Regional Advisor, East and Southern Africa The Fundación Capital (FK) seeks a Regional Advisor to help developing its East and Southern Africa operations, mainly focused on financial inclusion, asset-building for the poor, economic rights (graduation issues and livelihood opportunities), social protection floor, at scale. The position of …

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Graduation Transfers: In Cash or in Kind?

25 Jun 2014 by Aude de Montesquiou

We have received several questions from organizations interested in scaling up the Graduation Approach about making transfers in kind or in cash. All the implementing partners the CGAP-Ford Foundation Graduation Pilots transferred physical assets rather than cash. At the piloting stage, we felt that in-kind transfers gave program implementers more “control” on the use of …

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R4 Rural Resilience Initiative Quartely Report

25 Jun 2014 by Melissa Victor

R4 entered its fourth year of implementation in 2014. In Ethiopia this year, R4 plans to reach a total of approximately 22,000 farmers in Tigray and Amhara, covering about 2,000 additional farmers compared to last year. During the 2013 agricultural season, R4 encountered a significant basis risk challenge which provided critical lessons for 2014 and …

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