Jane Carter, June 2017 1

“Thank you, thank you; HUGE thanks!”

Field visits bring one face to face with many personal stories, and are important reality checks. Sometimes they can become quite emotionally overwhelming – as was the case on a recent visit to the newly constructed Kumpur suspension bridge. My colleague Bhavna Adhikari and I found ourselves smothered in red vermilion and wreathed with multiple

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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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Rupa Mukerji, June 2017 1

Trump unites the world over climate change

There were three options for Donald Trump – to honor the Paris Agreement which of course he could not do, to stay within it and do nothing or to pull USA out of the agreement.  By opting for the third option he has united the world on enhancing their climate actions, including a large part

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