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Andrew Armstrong I was working as a trainee Secondary School teacher in inner city London, coming to the end of my first year on the job. In the midst of a roller coaster, adrenaline-fueled term I felt I needed something of substance to add structure to my summer break. It was a strange thought, but […]
It’s August 2013 and I’m about as broke as a ‘banker’ in London can be. I had eagerly taken up my first position in the big city: interning at RBS’ risk department. That’s right, I had made it to the big time… And then rent happened… And bills… So with accrued holiday time but no […]
The household economy approach (HEA) is a method for assessing the vulnerability of rural populations to economic shocks and changes, based on their livelihood patterns and market information. It is now widely used as a method of famine early warning by many governments and humanitarian agencies, and also has important applications for managing the impacts […]
No single research methodology can fully explain why some households prosper in new and challenging situations while others do not, and nor can a single method answer fundamental questions relating to the underlying drivers of change within communities. This report complements the baseline study of household economies of Malian refugees in Burkina Faso , providing additional social and contextual information from Sag Nioniogo, Goudebou and Mentao refugee camps to support programming decisions.
This assessment was undertaken on behalf of UNHCR to provide baseline information on the livelihoods of Malian refugees in Burkina Faso, to identify opportunities for greater economic self-reliance, and to highlight risks and vulnerabilities of specific groups within the population. This report covers the three official refugee camps in Burkina Faso: Sag Nioniogo, Goudebou and Mentao.
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Using public money to reduce global poverty is a tough enough ‘task’ even without having to account for each pound spent every five minutes. But aid professionals can hardly claim to be less susceptible to self-serving group-think than anyone else, and indeed the case for strong reality checks on aid expenditure will remain particularly strong […]
Practical and reliable estimates of wealth and poverty are becoming increasingly important as more countries introduce social protection systems, and as development programmes place a greater emphasis on targeting. However, there is not yet a widely-accepted ‘gold standard’ measuring method – and in the absence of this, it is difficult to assess the relative merits of […]
Idly scanning the pages of the Observer on Sunday morning, this graphic caught my eye in Will Hutton’s article about inequality in Britain. Evidence for Development has a large collection of individual household income data from some of the poorest countries in Africa, and Hutton’s chart on wealth inequality in the UK reminded me […]