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Climate Finance and Public Finance Management

Author: Neil Bird

Publication date: June 2015

Much attention has been directed at the international commitments to assist developing countries respond to climate change. This is reflected in the debate over the commitments made under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: at the UNFCCC negotiations in Copenhagen in 2009, developed countries committed to jointly mobilise $100 billion climate finance per year by 2020, from public, private and alternative sources, to address the needs of developing countries.

Women as Entrepreneurs: The impact of having an independent income on women's empowerment

Authors: Haneef, C. et alii.
Publication date: 2014

Chars Livelihoods Programme (CLP) investigated the impact women’s entrepreneurship has on empowerment and the effects this has on the wider community. The objective of the research was to understand specifically the relationship women ‘having an independent income’ (one of CLP’s empowerment indicators) had with CLP’s other nine empowerment indicators.

World development report 2014: risk and opportunity - managing risk for development

The WDR 2014 argues that risk management can be a powerful instrument for development—not only by building people’s resilience and thus reducing the effects of adverse events but also by allowing them to take advantage of opportunities for improvement. This presentation at the UK launch of the report clarifies the importance, objectives and components of risk management, and what these imply for all societal levels, ranging from the individual to the international community.

ODI-ECDPM: Regional Aid for Trade effectiveness and corridors

Authors: Byiers, B. & Lui, D. (for ODI & ECDPM)
Publication Date: 2013

This study by ODI and ECDPM discusses the opportunities and challenges of improving the effectiveness of Aid for Trade (AfT) through a regional approach and focusing on Africa.

The World Bank Handbook on Economic Analysis of Investment Operations

Authors: Belli, P. et alii. (for the Operational Core Services Network Learning and Leadership Center of The World Bank)

Publication date: 1998

The goals of this Handbook by The World Bank are (a) to provide staff with analytical tools that are solidly grounded in economic theory, yet practical and simple to use, and (b) to make the approach to the economic evaluation of projects more transparent. 

Participatory Market Chain Approach

Authors: Thomas Bernet, André Devaux, Oscar Ortiz and Graham Thiele 
Publication Date: January 2005 (BeraterInnen News)

The Participatory Market Chain Approach (PMCA) is a new participatory R&D method involving the different actors of market chains. It seeks to generate group innovations based on a well-led and well-structured participatory process that gradually stimulates interest,