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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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Jane Carter, June 2017 0

Post-earthquake recovery in the Melamchi valley, Nepal

It is now over two years since the homes of many Melamchi valley people were reduced to rubble, or at least rendered uninhabitable. Last week I had the opportunity to meet some of these people individually, and to discuss with our locally based team the progress made in recovery efforts. Strong collaboration with Solidar and

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Jane Carter, May 2017 0

Nepal’s trail bridge programme: engaging women and men alike?

Through a research grant from ReCAP (Research for Community Access Partnership), a team of Helvetas staff led by Deputy Country Programme Director Mona Sherpa recently investigated the extent to which the Nepal government’s trail bridge programme contributes to transforming gender relations. This is a lot more interesting and significant than the casual reader might first

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