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Jane Carter, August 2016 0

Monitoring women’s engagement in governance and peace building

The first scheduled meeting back in the office after the holidays: What to do about the apparently low engagement of women in our projects supporting governance and peace-building (internally known as GOP)? The meeting was prompted by a review of our Performance Indicators, those standardised indicators on which all country programmes have to report annually,

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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

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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

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Jane Carter, June 2016 0

So who are disadvantaged in Kyrgyzstan?

The first time that I visited Kyrgyzstan, back in 1997, I was anxious to understand more about the social structure of the communities in which we had recently started working. Back then people were still struggling to come to terms with the break-up of the Soviet Union. The standard reply I received to questions about

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