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Representatives from Erol Foundation and Amplifier Strategies visited Bandhan’s Targeting the Hardcore Poor Program in April. They met with current project participants and graduates from the program. To read about the visit, please follow this link: http://www.bandhanmf.com/monthly_bulletin/apr_2013/erol.aspx
Representatives from the World Bank and SIDBI visited Bandhan in April to meet with staff and see Bandhan’s programs in the field. To read the full details of their visit, please go to: http://www.bandhanmf.com/monthly_bulletin/apr_2013/world_bank.aspx
Read Trickle Up’s inaugural edition of the Trickle Up Outcomes Report, you will hear their stories through numbers and see evidence of how Trickle Up helps people start on a pathway out of extreme poverty. To read the full report, please follow the link: http://www.trickleup.org/media/publications/Trickle-Up-2013-Outcomes-Report.cfm
In 2012, four Trickle Up local partners in eastern India working with 1,093 participants finished the Trickle Up three-year program cycle- Trickle Up’s scaled up Targeting Ultra Poor Program. Based upon data collected to track participants progress, as well as the insights of staff, local partners and participants themselves, Trickle Up reflect on the results. …
MPEP Seminar Series- Integrating Women Into Value Chains: Pakistan, Afghanistan and Ghana. Thursday May 16, 9:00am-10:30am EDT
In this seminar, Helen Loftin and Ariane Ryan will share lessons learned from MEDA’s experiences in empowering women through integration into market systems. The presenters will provide a detailed look at value chains and the sales agent model- what it is and its impact, highlighting the dimensions of power and agency. The presenters will draw …
The Client Monitoring System (CMS) Report from the Yemen Graduation Pilot during the October 2011-March 2012 period was finalized in February 2013 by the Social Fund for Development (SFD) and BRAC Development Institute. The report highlights key developments in project implementation and changes in participants’ lives. The Social Welfare Fund (SWF) signed an agreement with Al Amal Microfinance Bank and …
The CGAP- Ford Foundation Graduation Program recently featured on results stories during spring meetings. To read the full article, please follow the link: http://www.worldbank.org/en/results/2013/04/04/graduation-program-creating-pathways-out-of-extreme-poverty-into-sustainable-livelihoods
Markus Goldstein, Senior Economist at the World Bank’s Africa Region, discusses the latest paper by Bandiera et al. about the importance of entrepreneurship in the economic transformation of ultra-poor communities in Bangladesh. Goldstein also provides a thorough background on BRAC’s Targeting the Ultra-Poor program and how it can create sustainable livelihoods for the poor. To …
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