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Uganda’s Work in Progress: A Case Study

April 17, 2015
How does a country kickstart a process of economic and employment transformation from a low base? Read on for insights from Overseas Development Institute's Laura Rodriguez Takeuchi.

Why Rural Women Don’t Work

April 21, 2015
Let’s be real: poor women in rural regions inevitably work. And yet, they are disproportionately absent from the labor market. What's the deal?

Can the Poor Have Decent Work?

May 14, 2015
Bama is back to talk more on why #wageworkmatters and to dig into this big question: Can the poor have decent work?

Show Me the “Real” Data

May 27, 2015
Does the existing data vindicate donors’ reliance on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as effective vehicles of economic growth? Yes. Is it reliable and valid? Probably not.

In Case You Missed It!

July 20, 2015
Kristin O'Planick takes stock of where we've been in our Market Systems series, and pulls out our most popular posts. Add these to your summer reading list!

Hurdles in the Last Mile

August 18, 2015
Dan White of ACDI/VOCA shares some learnings on last-mile delivery and overcoming barriers to distribution.

Beyond the Technology Fix

August 31, 2015
Caroline Fowler of EcoVentures International provides us with some insights on technology adoption and adaptation in low-income markets. Read more to learn about what factors influence farmer uptake.

Resilience and System Evolution

September 9, 2015
Where is the balance between resilience and robustness? Paul Bundick takes this question on in this post, leading up to the Challenge Conference this month.