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Poverty Reduction

Vulnerability Assessment Methodologies: A Review of the Literature (2nd Edition)

Thu, May 4, 2017
This literature review provides an overview of the tools and methods used to measure vulnerability, as pertains to development interventions focused on economic strengthening, at the population level as well as the household and individual level.

Resilience and Sustained Escapes from Poverty: Highlights from Research in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Uganda

Wed, August 31, 2016
This brief summarizes existing knowledge and focuses on the issue of transitory escapes in particular, as a unique and concerning sub-set of impoverishment.

Ensuring Escapes from Poverty are Sustained in Rural Ethiopia

Thu, August 25, 2016
This report combines analysis from four rounds of the ERHS with qualitative research approaches investigating poverty escapes in Ethiopia.

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.

Deadline Extended: Call for Cases from Feed the Future Programs - Learning for Gender Integration and Women’s Empowerment

Wed, April 6, 2016
USAID is issuing a call for cases from Feed the Future programs about Learning for Gender Integration and Women's Empowerment.

Financial Diaries with Smallholder Families

Wed, March 9, 2016
How do small-scale agricultural producers manage their money, and what do their strategies tell us about their need for financial tools?

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.

What Next for Nepal? Evidence of What Matters for Building Resilience After the Gorkha Earthquake

Fri, December 4, 2015
Read this report from Mercy Corps about the determinants of resilience in post-crisis environments.

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.

Pathways to Development: Evidence from YouthSave (Event Resources)

Thu, October 8, 2015
Find resources here from October’s event on YouthSave, including a webinar recording, recap blog, video commentary, and slides from the event.

Pathways to Development: Evidence from YouthSave

Fri, September 4, 2015
On October 9, researchers, practitioners and policy making bodies will convene to discuss how to provide scalable savings mechanisms to low-income youth, and what this means for the practice of financial inclusion.

Simulating the Market to Change Agribusiness Behavior

Fri, September 4, 2015
This seminar will share examples of innovative behavior change tools being applied in input supply and output buyer systems in East Africa and beyond.

SEEP Network 2015 Annual Conference

Mon, August 10, 2015
The SEEP Network’s 2015 Annual Conference will serve as a platform to discuss the dual themes of inclusion and resilience. Together we will explore strategies that are extending the frontiers of market development.

LEO Learning Day: Year 2

Fri, May 22, 2015
The 2015 LEO Learning Event brought together the leaders of LEO’s various research strands to take stock of what has been learned to date under LEO.