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Year: 2011
This document contains the presentation by A
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Year: 2009
This report provides a snapshot of both the successes achieved and challenges faced in managing environmental data and information in Uganda, providing some relevant recommendations
Year: 2009
This book is the first product of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests' Global Forest Expert Panels (GFEP) initiative
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Year: 2009
Resolution 2/2007 of the Governing Body of the International Treaty encourages Contracting Parties and relevant organisations to submit their views and experiences on the implementation of Farmers’ Rights, as set out in Article 9
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Year: 2008
Practical Action has been working on community based EWS (early warning systems) in Nepal since 2002 - specifically on systems which give early warning of flood
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Year: 2008
If development is to be effective, it needs to empower rural women and men equally
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Year: 2008

This report shows how entrepreneurs can serve the poor as clients and customers, and can also include the poor as producers, employees and business owners

The report draws on 50 specially commissioned case studies of businesses that have successfully included the poor, despite the constraints, and created value for all. The case studies identify five broad constraints:

  • limited market information
  • ineffective regulatory environments
  • inadequate physical infrastructure
  • missing knowledge and skills
  • restricted access to financial products and services

Despite these challenges, a growing number of businesses are operating successfully in poorer markets. The examples in this report span a wide range of countries and industries. Each featured business developed a specialised solution set, allowing it to succeed in its local context according to its unique objectives.

Yet the case studies reveal certain common patterns. Entrepreneurs respond to constraints by working around them or by removing them. To do that, they use five core strategies:

• adapting products and processes
• investing to remove market constraints
• leveraging the strengths of the poor
• combining resources and capabilities with other organisations
• engaging in policy dialogue with government

These strategies are consistent with the local context and objectives of each business. A critical added ingredient is the entrepreneur’s ingenuity. The report presents tools and examples to stimulate and guide that ingenuity, highlighting constraints, strategies and specific solutions for developing inclusive business models
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Year: 2008
All poverty reduction is local
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Year: 2008
Accelerating the development of less GHG intensive technologies and promoting their global diffusion - in particular in fast-growing emerging economies - is imperative in achieving the transition to a low-carbon economy
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Year: 2008
A team of Oxfam researchers travelled to the two provinces of Ben Tre and Quang Tri in May 2008 to take a snapshot of how poor families are experiencing the changing climate, and how they might deal with this in the future
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