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This three-page document interprets each of the five PSE Policy Questions and provides sub-questions to stimulate ideas, discussions, and creative approaches to solving the development or humanitarian challenge.
Fail, Recalibrate, Adapt, Achieve is a new Lab brief on Yapasa, an ILO-FAO project on agribusiness and youth employment in rural Zambia. The brief dives into Yapasa’s four and a half year journey, which included a series of early missteps and unforeseen events.
A third of the global labour force is not earning enough to lift themselves and their families above the poverty line. Although most development and government programmes focus on creating more jobs, it's clear that we need to focus on their quality as well.
This brief identifies and analyzes different techniques practitioners use to measure agency in programs that promote WEE. It is practitioner-led, with a focus on finding practical frameworks, tools, and good practices in measuring agency.
UCORA sees social reporting as a means both to convince members of the need for internal improvement, and to strengthen its dialogue with the Central Bank in order to create an enabling environment for sector development.
NATCCO (Philippines) used its SP Start-up Fund work to improve its own SPM processes, as well as that of its members. From the start, it deliberately sought to institutionalize an SPM focus in the work of the network.
APSFD (Côte d’Ivoire) sees SPM as a key strategy for addressing challenges faced by the sector and most importantly, rebuilding its image (among clients and other stakeholders) as responsible and trustworthy.
VEGA and its members have long recognized the potential of tourism as key to economic growth in developing countries and are actively working on programs using an integrated cross-sectoral approach to sustainable tourism.
Turning Economic Growth into Nutrition-Sensitive Growth reviews the available evidence for the link between economic growth and improvements in nutrition. It reaches several conclusions. First, economic growth is necessary but not sufficient to impact nutritional status. Further, growth in agriculture is generally more beneficial for nutrition than growth in non-agricultural sectors, though this depends upon the size of the sector, the resulting impacts on food availability, and the extent to which food security is a challenge.
Value Chains and Nutrition provides an important overview of the theoretical and actual application of the value chain approach to improving nutrition. It outlines the pathways through which the two can interact, and then summarizes eight case studies in which value chain-related initiatives have addressed nutrition.
This presentation by TechnoServe presents the organization's strategy for improving nutrition through its work with the private sector. Five strategies are outlined: nutritional reviews, food fortification, commercialization of nutritious food, crop diversification, and encouraging embedded nutritional services by value chain actors. The presentation briefly examples two examples of how this strategy could be applied.