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Pathways out of Poverty Case Study: Improving the Employability of the Poor While Strengthening the Mariculture Industry

Organization(s): 
ACDI/VOCA; Strategic Development Cooperation - Asia
Author(s): 
Marian Boquiren
Ivan Idrovo
Institutional Sponsor: 
United States Agency for International Development
Publication date: 
Sunday, January 1, 2012

USAID commissioned a series of case studies to examine interventions and approaches to creating pathways out of poverty that either “pushed” the very poor towards productive engagement in markets and/or “pulled” the poor into markets. This case study, written by Strategic Development Cooperation - Asia, examines an approach to integrate poor women in the Philippines into mariculture activities. It highlights the challenges of promoting the participation of the very poor and identifying win-win employment opportunities.