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Living through Crises: How the food, fuel and financial shocks affect the poor

What did the global food, fuel, and financial crises of 2008-11 mean to people living in the developing world? How did people cope with the crisis and how effective were they at averting major impacts?

 

On Wednesday, I spoke at the launch of a new book, Living Through Crises: How the Food, Fuel and Financial Shocks Affect the Poor, by Rasmus Heltberg, Naomi Hossain and Anna Reva. It’s a joint World Bank and IDS publication, also available for free online. I think it could prove quite influential. (source: http://www.oxfamblogs.org/fp2p/?p=9711)

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Financing Agricultural Value Chains in Africa A Synthesis of Four Country Case Studie

The agricultural sector is essential for job creation,
food production and overall economic growth in
many developing countries. Africa’s agricultural potential is largely untapped, however, with value chains often unproductive and uncompetitive...

 

The report at hand represents the synthesis of a series of studies into agricultural finance in Africa sponsored by German development cooperation.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 12, 2014 7:26 AM

Financing Agricultural Value Chains in Africa A Synthesis of Four Country Case Studie

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Framework for working in fragile and conflict-affected states

AusAID have just released a new Framework for working in fragile and conflict-affected states [pdf]. The framework recognises the limits of aid in fragile states...

 

Source: http://devpolicy.org/aid-buzz-feb-14/

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