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Zenebe Uraguchi, October 2017 6

The challenge of telling good stories: how helpful is “data visualisation” for development practitioners?

Amar Numanović & Zenebe Uraguchi Development practitioners are under increasing pressure to demonstrate that their work is relevant and it contributes to sustainably addressing poverty and unemployment. For this, they report and tell stories to a range of stakeholders. Clear thinking is the basis of telling good stories. However, development practitioners, like us, often get

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Zenebe Uraguchi, September 2017 0

Using a Systemic Approach to Analyse the BioTrade Market System

Andrew Wilson, Robbie Hogervorst & Zenebe Uraguchi There are concerns about an overemphasis on economic growth in systemic approaches to programme design and management (also known as market systems development – MSD), which many people feel pays insufficient attention to, or even willfully ignores the environment.  There is a grain of truth in this critique

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Jane Carter, August 2017 0

Eucalyptus oil as a source of hope

with Sandip Poudel The drive to meet Saraswati Bachhar (pictured) and her family takes us along many kilometres of rutted dirt track road, surrounded on either side by coppiced, Forest Department plantations of Eucalyptus. In some places, harvested poles are stacked ready for transport; the smell of Eucalyptus leaves blows in through the windows 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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