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Livelihoods

Cultivating Women’s Empowerment

Tue, September 13, 2016
This publication presents a collection of case studies and personal anecdotes that illustrate how Feed the Future programs are creating opportunities for women’s empowerment in agriculture.

USAID Policy and Program Guidance - Building Resilience to Recurrent Crisis

Tue, April 12, 2016
This guidance aims to reduce chronic vulnerability and promote more inclusive growth in areas of recurrent crisis.

Investing in Resilient Markets through Private Sector Partnerships

Mon, April 11, 2016
Engaging the local private sector is an integral component of effective, sustainable action when building resilience and reducing disaster risks in hazard-prone areas.

Scaling Impact: Zambia Profit Case Study

Tue, February 9, 2016
This case study analyzes the extent to which dynamics between input suppliers and smallholders have changed through the USAID/Zambia-funded PROFIT project.

Al-Hasakeh, Syria Agricultural Asessment

Tue, November 17, 2015
Change in Syrian government support - along with the conflict - has had a strong impact on the Al-Hasakeh agricultural economy. However, there are opportunities for strong interventions.

Do Financial Services Build Disaster Resilience?

Tue, November 17, 2015
This study analyzes survey data from households in Western Leyte, Philippines to test the common assumptions regarding what characteristics contribute to disaster resilience.

Linking Market Development and Livelihood Support for a More Integrated Approach

Mon, August 3, 2015
Check out 4 case studies on linking push and pull strategies.

Presentation: Wage Labor, Agriculture-Based Economies, and Pathways out of Poverty

Wed, March 25, 2015
This presentation outlines the findings of a report on the intersection of wage labor and pathways out of poverty in the context of agriculture-based economies.

Can Youth Employment Reduce Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean?

Thu, March 12, 2015
The presenters will discuss different types of tools/approaches to improve the stability of communities by providing youth with assets to reduce their chance to be victims of, or perpetrators of violence.

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Akazi Kanoze Youth in Rural Rwanda

Mon, March 2, 2015
Using treatment and control groups, researchers tested whether linking Rwandan youth with the economy, private, and public sectors would improve youth livelihoods. Read more for the results.

Youth & Consequences: Unemployment, Injustice and Violence

Mon, March 2, 2015
MercyCorps' report tackles the assumptions that underpin youth interventions in fragile states. Working with youth in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Somalia, they find that the principal drivers of political violence have little to do with poverty.