Jane Carter, July 2017 0

Skilled and ready to fly

Not long ago, I was in Dhading and met an enthusiastic recipient of migrant remittances, Anita Bhujel (see the previous blog). Her daughter is currently working in Jordan in the garment industry. Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to visit the centre at which the young woman was trained in machine sewing though the support of

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Jane Carter, July 2017 0

The highs and lows of working abroad

written with Bhavna Adhikari “Coming here is like having someone pick the lice out of your hair: you get so much relief!” My colleague Bhavna and I were sitting in a small office in the town of Dhading (some two hours’ drive from Kathmandu), listening to individuals who, as family members of migrants, have received

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Zenebe Uraguchi, June 2017 0

From providing “direct solutions” to taking up a “facilitative” role: the case of opportunity group methodology in Kosovo

Mimoza Mirashi, Luan Hoti, Katharina Walker & Zenebe Uraguchi A facilitative role of projects has increasingly been given importance by development practitioners and donors. It is intended for ensuring ownership by actors and durability of impacts beyond the lifespan of projects. Its relevance is clear but not its actual meaning and practical application, which largely

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Rupa Mukerji, June 2017 0

What contribution can climate policy make to poverty policy?

Rupa Mukerji, Co-Head Advisory Services, 2017 Climate and development policy are intimately linked. Scientific evidence regarding the reasons for climate change and its devastating impacts, especially on the poor, has been accumulating over the past 30 years and there is little uncertainty left about these linkages. For over two decades now, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation (henceforth

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