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Zenebe Uraguchi, July 2016 10

Beyond credits: financial inclusion in Bangladesh

Noor Akter Naher & Zenebe Uraguchi It’s estimated that 2.7 billion of the world’s poor live on with a daily income of less than two dollars per person. This figure raises some fundamental questions: How do poor women and men ensure there is something to eat every day? How do they deal with emergencies? In

Zenebe Uraguchi, July 2016 0

Breaking the barriers: how to be inclusive

Annick Vollmar, Michael Blaser & Zenebe Uraguchi There are concerns about how projects using a systemic approach can achieve inclusive changes for poor and disadvantaged women and men. We argue in this post that they can. Four ways to be inclusive Defining and targeting poor and disadvantaged women and men It’s important to have a

Jane Carter, July 2016 0

Should we, do we, work in urban areas?

Last week was a particularly intense one for many of us: it was “Shareweek”, the get-together between senior country programme staff and thematic, geographical and fund-raising staff in Head Office. Wider organisational sharing is also promoted through live social reporting. We only hold this event every second year, so the time is precious, and internal

Jane Carter, June 2016 0

Where the money goes…Tracking spending on gender and social inclusion

A blog posting a little while ago discussed gender-responsive budgeting, and specifically how we are supporting municipalities in Kosovo with this tool. Yet what of our own project and programme spending? Can such a form of budgeting and accounting also be applied? This was the topic yesterday in another of our sporadic Webinars, linking different staff