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Jane Carter, April 2016 0

Skills for rural livelihoods in Myanmar

It is something of a cliché that most professionals working on gender in development are women; this includes the majority of our Gender and Social Equity Focal Persons. Whilst there are many sound reasons for women to be particularly interested in the topic, it is always good to have male colleagues engaged too; indeed in

Jane Carter, December 2015 0

Fair labour, fair trade

“It’s just a little further” insisted Ganga Saud (not for the first time), as the vehicle lurched over a series of particularly large potholes along an ever-upward winding road. My colleague Rukmini Adhikari and I looked at each other in mutual trepidation – not over the road itself, but the fact that we were travelling

Jane Carter, December 2014 0

Nepal: Shaping our new country programme strategy

One of the reasons that I was in Nepal over two weeks in November was to contribute to a peer review of our programme there. This process was led jointly by our country programme director of Pakistan, Arjumand Nizami, and our deputy programme director of Bangladesh, Shamim Ahamed. Peer reviews are a great idea for

Jane Carter, November 2014 0
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Should I stay or should I go?

This is the question facing many women in Sri Lanka today, women who find life at home difficult and who are attracted by the prospect of change, and seeing the outside world. The migration of women as domestic workers from Sri Lanka to wealthier countries, notably the Gulf States, has mushroomed over the last 30