Economic and Business Development
Making Market Systems Work for the Poor
‘The M4P approach recognizes that the lives of the poor are inextricably linked to the functioning of the systems around them. Too often, poorly functioning market systems -- uncompetitive and unresponsive to producer, worker and consumer needs -- have a disproportionately negative impact upon the p...
Value Chain Development and the Poor
Jason Donovan, Dietmar Stoian, Jon Hellin
Since the early 2000s, value chain development (VCD) has figured prominently on the agendas of donors, governments, and NGOs in pursuit of market-based options to poverty reduction, food security, gender equity, and other goals. Researchers have shown interest in value chains as a theoretical con...
Patrick McAllister, Daniel Rozas
PUBLISHING NOVEMBER 2020 How do low-income families, representing some 70% of the world’s population, finance home building and improvements – and how is the financial sector, from microfinance institutions and banks to investors and regulators, changing to serve their needs? The practice of h...
Islam and International Development
What can we learn from Islamic teachings that will take us closer to addressing today’s most pressing development challenges, including forced migration and refugees, safeguarding and child welfare, gender-based violence, climate change, and peacebuilding and conflict resolution? How can the mec...
Practical Guides for Organizational & Financial Resilience Set
John Cammack is a highly experienced practitioner, consultant and trainer in the international non-profit sector. He has worked, and delivered both face-to-face and online training, in over 60 countries, and has conducted innovative research with a wide range of trainers and practitioners working in...
Cross-cultural Organizational and Financial Training
Do you want to engage with people from cultures other than your own in your training events? Are you looking to deliver training that is memorable and transformative? Do you want all your participants to be fully committed to the learning process? Are you new to delivering online learning and want t...
Living on Little
Living on Little illuminates the many deep and overlooked ways that scarcity shapes the lives of ordinary Kenyans. Drawing on four years of systematic research with nearly 300 low-income families, this book offers readers a new and intimate perspective on poverty. Living on very little money doe...
What Works for Africa's Poorest Children
David Lawson, Diego Angemi, Ibrahim Kasirye
While there has been substantial progress in reducing global poverty in recent years, hundreds of millions of vulnerable children remain trapped in extreme poverty. This is especially the case on the African continent, where children account for the majority and growing proportion of the population....
Malcolm Harper, Ajaz Ahmed Khan
Microfinance institutions are today reaching hundreds of millions of clients throughout the global South, but the special needs of Muslim borrowers and savers, who wish to avoid any form of fixed interest, are badly served. The purpose of Islamic Microfinance is to introduce readers to the tenets of...
Extreme Poverty, Growth and Inequality in Bangladesh
Joe Devine, Geof D. Wood, Zulfiqar Ali, Shamsul Alam
Over the past two decades, Bangladesh has enjoyed impressive economic growth rates and is now poised to become an upper Middle Income Country. Over the same period, the country has made considerable progress in reducing official poverty levels and in meeting its MDG targets. Despite this success, Ba...