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Literature Reviews

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.

Women in Non-Production Roles in Agriculture: A Literature Review of Promising Practices

Wed, October 5, 2016
This review of literature reveals that there are many opportunities to increase women’s economic empowerment beyond interventions focused on production.

Applying A Market Systems Lens to Technology Scale Up: A Brief Literature Review

Wed, April 15, 2015
This literature review generatse insights into how to use market systems development to improve the scaling up of technologies for the benefit of food security and poverty reduction.

Evaluating Systems and Systemic Change for Inclusive Market Development

Tue, August 26, 2014
This report summarizes key findings from a review of selected literature on evaluating systems and systems change.

The Demand for Micro-Insurance: A Literature Review

Mon, November 26, 2012
This paper provides a selective overview of the current state of research on demand for microinsurance. It first looks at the theoretical research and then reviews the empirical evidence on the factors influencing demand for insurance.

Strengthening agriculture-tourism linkages in the developing World: Opportunities, barriers and current initiatives

Fri, April 6, 2012
This article provides a critical review of existing scholarship on linkages between tourism and agriculture, barriers to those linkages, and initiatives for encouraging closer agriculture-tourism linkages in the developing world.