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The Wisdom of the Group

17 Nov 2014 by Melissa Victor

Budgeting can be a daunting task for the poor. Poor families must stretch low, often-volatile income to meet basic consumption needs, and handle un­foreseen expenses. Despite these challeng­es, the poor are able to save. They often do so in small amounts for short periods of time, adding to and spending down savings frequently. But short-term …

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Purchase for Progress (P4P) October Newsletter

17 Nov 2014 by Melissa Victor

Five Rural Women Share Their Stories Rural women in developing countries generally work around 16 hours a day. Not only are they responsible for tending their family farms for little or no profit, they also engage in a great deal of unpaid work, such as childcare and household duties. This work is both physically demanding …

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Vancancy: Program Manager for Resilient Livelihoods for the Poor at World Education Australia

12 Nov 2014 by Melissa Victor

 World Education Australia is currently recruiting for a Program Manager. Scope of position: The Program Manager’s role is to ensure strong project implementation for Resilient Livelihoods for the Poor (RLP) activities in Laongam District, Saravane Province, Lao PDR. The program intends to increase access to enhanced livelihood opportunities for the most vulnerable families within selected communities, …

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Technical Assistance Specialist needed

11 Nov 2014 by Melissa Victor

Trickle Up is currently  recruiting a Technical Assistance Specialist .   Position Overview: Drawing on Trickle Up’s experience with the CGAP/Ford Foundation’s graduation approach, we provide technical assistance to large international institutions seeking to include people living in ultrapoverty in their programs. Our clients include the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and CBM, and we are expanding our technical …

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Adaptations of the Graduation Approach: Risks and Opportunities

7 Nov 2014 by admin

This post was written by Tony Sheldon, co-author of From Extreme Poverty to Sustainable Livelihoods: A Technical Guide to the Graduation Approach   The CGAP-Ford Foundation Graduation pilots have generated a lot of interest in the development community, based on the very positive quantitative and qualitative evaluation results thus far. Especially in Latin America, though also …

Purchase for Progress (P4P) September Newsletter

20 Oct 2014 by Melissa Victor

Empowering Women Farmers Through Literacy Training Rural women in developing countries often lack basic literacy skills, making it difficult for women farmers to benefit from training activities which could improve their agricultural production and increase their incomes. Because of this, in many pilot countries, P4P has incorporated basic reading and writing skills into training in …

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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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