Zenebe Uraguchi Five years ago, we decided to document our understanding and experiences of financial inclusion in the form of a book. The idea was conceived in a small restaurant in one of the backroads around Gulshan. Insulated from the active streets, it is easy to forget you are in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.Weiter
Jesper Elias Lauridsen & Zenebe Uraguchi Reaching the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of access to safely managed water and sanitation services by 2030 calls for countries to address root causes of inadequate or lacking water and sanitation services. For this, as stated in SDG 16, improvement in accountable and inclusive institutions/governance systems is essential. ButWeiter
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 getWeiter
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 critiqueWeiter
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 largelyWeiter
Martín del Castillo & Zenebe Uraguchi This is the second blog on sustainable waste management in urban areas. In the first blog, we wrote about Albania and in this second blog, we tell the story from Bolivia. For the last 30 years, Bolivia has experienced a fast growing urban population – from 30% in 1976Weiter