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What Works to Enhance Women’s Agency

This J-PAL literature review draws from 160 randomized and natural experiments in low and middle-income countries to distill key lessons on what we know about supporting women’s agency based on quantitative evidence.

Savings Groups and COVID-19

This post shares recommendations from The SEEP Network to help organizations consider how best to support Savings Groups and their members during the COVID-19 crisis. This guidance draws on experiences working with Savings Groups during times of crises including conflict, natural disasters and epidemics, such as Ebola.

Savings Groups for Adolescents and Youth Affected by HIV: A Technical Guide

This guide’s focus is on HIV-affected young people aged 14–24 years who participate in youth-only adolescent and youth savings groups (AYSG).  While evidence about HES interventions with this population is limited, this guide draws on existing evidence and lays out guidance for implementing organizations and donors to make evidence- and practitioner-informed decisions about the design and implementation of AYSG programs that maximize benefits for, and minimize risks to, young people affected by or living with HIV.

Advocacy Manual: Guiding CSOs to Empower Women Entrepreneurs

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) are in a position to foster collaboration among stakeholders, influence agenda-setting, and hold local governments accountable. CSOs must, therefore, have tools and skills that are appropriate for influencing government policies and budgets.

OVC-Relevant Health Microinsurance

This Technical Guidance Brief series was commissioned by ASPIRES, through FHI 360, to explore the state of the practice of microinsurance, with an emphasis on orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) households. The Evidence Base Report on Microinsurance for Orphans and Vulnerable Children identified a number of knowledge gaps in the literature that have formed the basis for a series of four technical guidance briefs (TGBs), covering:  1) The role of microinsurance in the social protection space;

The Role of Microinsurance vis-a-vis Other Social Protection Mechanisms for Orphans and Vulnerable Children

This Technical Guidance Brief series was commissioned by ASPIRES, through FHI 360, to explore the state of the practice of microinsurance, with an emphasis on orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) households. The Evidence Base Report on Microinsurance for Orphans and Vulnerable Children identified a number of knowledge gaps in the literature that have formed the basis for a series of four technical guidance briefs (TGBs), covering:  1) The role of microinsurance in the social protection space;

Using Value Chain Approaches in Agribusiness and Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa

This guide by JE Austin for the World Bank presents a range of concepts and tools with good, detailed case studies and examples to illustrate methodologies. It is a good source of definitions and distinctions between various concepts such as supply chain, value chain, and cluster, and includes a literature review (which mentions some AMAP publications).

Chain-Wide Learning for Inclusive Agrifood Market Development

The purpose of this guide is to provide analytical tools for promoting engagement among governments, businesses and civil society to bring about policy change that enhances opportunities for small-scale producers in markets in which power is increasingly concentrated. It contains a detailed explanation of the approach as well as tips, guides, activities, etc for facilitating workshops with stakeholders.

Donor Interventions in Value Chain Development

"Donor Interventions in Value Chain Development" guide is similar to USAID’s approach in its focus on changing behavior and avoiding market distortion. The value chain framework is almost identical. To move from analysis to intervention, the approach takes the following as starting points:

Guide for Integrating Human Rights into Business Management

The Guide is a technical manual and a hands-on tool for companies to integrate human rights practices within their operations. In addition to standard international human rights protocols (Universal Declaration of Human Rights; International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights), the guide also addresses conflict-affected areas and the importance of corporate responsibilities with regard to international humanitarian laws.