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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 […]
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.
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 […]