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Onshore Fish Farms Flourish in Gaza

Developments

In less than a year, an onshore fish farm in Gaza has more than tripled the amount of fish it grows and sells by applying technology and assistance from Read More


Engaging Both Men and Women to Link Nutrition to Agriculture

Developments

Severe food insecurity and a lack of diversified farming systems present serious challenges to Malawi’s government and development community. One great obstacle is misinformation. Many Malawians hold deep misconceptions about...

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Growing a Global Network of Microfinance Practitioners

Developments

Fall 2015

The European Commission (EC) is one of the world’s leading exponents of access-to-finance programming, known particularly for initiatives such as mentoring local banks and developing loan programmes for small businesses...

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Financial Services Via Mobile Phone


Developing Alternatives

Winter 2013

Poor households, smallholder farmers, and small and medium-sized enterprises require a range of financial services to stabilize income, plan for the future, respond to shocks, and invest in their households,...

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Getting the Message Out in Times of Discord

Developing Alternatives

Winter 2013

A mobile phone can be used to destabilize communities by spreading fear and misinformation — or it can be a force for good, used to quell rumors and discourage fear mongering. It...

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Nutrition, Agriculture, and Resilience

Developing Alternatives

Winter 2013

The critical “1,000 days” window for child development, spanning gestation to the second birthday, is a key period for building nutritional resilience. Investments in establishing child health and good nutrition...

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Improving Resilience of the HIV Affected

Developing Alternatives

Winter 2013

Resilience has been defined as the ability to mitigate, adapt, absorb, and recover from hazards, shocks, and stresses in a manner that reduces chronic vulnerabilities. Vulnerability is a good starting...

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Customary Land Tenure

Developing Alternatives

Winter 2013

There is good reason to believe that customary tenure arrangements are conducive to community and household resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa. Without landed property of any kind, poor communities and households...

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The Climate-Resilient City

Developing Alternatives

Winter 2013

Using public-private partnerships (PPPs) to develop infrastructure that will enhance urban resilience to climate change is a promising option for countries affected by increasingly intense droughts, severe floods, and other...

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Women’s Inclusion and Empowerment

Developing Alternatives

Winter 2013

Just as it is clear that resilience programming will benefit from a “whole-of-development” approach that ties together complementary technical sectors and different phases of assistance—from emergency relief to long-term capacity...

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Fragility, Resilience, and Libya Two Years After Revolution

Developing Alternatives

Winter 2013

Given widespread regime collapse in the Middle East, a financial crisis hangover affecting much of the international economy, the dislocating effects of global climate change, and other fundamentally destabilizing trends,...

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Connecting Communities

Developing Alternatives

Winter 2013

In certain post-conflict environments, resilience can be a double-edged sword
—two Sri Lankan communities show a way forward. In the Batticaloa district of eastern Sri Lanka, citizens on both sides of...

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Resilience: Development Fad or Concept with Staying Power?

Developing Alternatives

Winter 2013

Resilience—the ability of individuals, households, communities, institutions, nations, or even value chains and ecosystems, to withstand crises, recover from them, and adapt so as to better withstand them—has become an...

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Pro-Poor Business Law and Regulatory Reform

Developing Alternatives

Winter 2013

Urbanization, globalization, and structural changes in the economies of many developing countries have contributed to the rapid growth of informal urban economies. In some Sub-Saharan countries, for example, up to...

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Building Economic Resilience Among the Poor

Developing Alternatives

Winter 2013

Like everyone else, poor people depend on markets. They depend on markets to sell what they produce and to purchase goods in time of need. They operate in labor and...

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Market Trends and Resilience

Developing Alternatives

Winter 2013

The resilience of producers in developing countries depends on their ability to adapt to constant change in domestic, regional, and international markets. Changes in end-markets—primarily driven by technological advances—changes in...

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The Macroeconomic Resilience of Nations

Developing Alternatives

Winter 2013

Macroeconomic resilience is a country’s ability to weather economic shocks. This article presents a practical tool—composed of a set of indicators and a means to visualize them—for measuring the macroeconomic...

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