Climate change adaptation for smallholder farmers in the Lake Chad Basin

Photo: UN Security Council United Kingdom Field Mission to the Lake Chad Basin. Photo credit: Lorey Campese, 2014, Flickr.
The Lake Chad Basin (LCB) is among the world’s biggest, located in the Sahel region of Africa (Abubakar, n.d.). It also has one of the largest sedimentary closed groundwater basins in the whole of the African continent. With its vast pasture of cultivable land and wealthy fish stocks, it is an essential area both economically and environmentally to the riparian states of Chad, Cameroon, Libya, Nigeria and Niger (GIZ, 2015b). Photo: UN Security Council United Kingdom Field Mission to the Lake Chad Basin . Photo credit: Lorey Campese, 2014, Flickr. Approximately 38 million people from diverse ethnic cultures presently live in the LCB (GIZ, 2015b). The majority of these people are from poor rural households and survive on subsistence farming (GIZ, 2015b). Recent occurrences, due to...Read more

Throughout their lives, rural women face multiple risks to their livelihoods and overall wellbeing, yet their access to affordable insurance schemes remains inadequate. This webinar, organised by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the 

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Nearly two-thirds of low and middle-income countries have public works programmes (PWPs), providing income support in exchange for work. PWPs combine the objectives of providing temporary paid employment, creating public infrastructure assets, and upgrading the skills of workers. But are public works programmes more effective than simple cash transfers? Are PWPs able to create assets and skills that deliver additional benefits on incomes, food security, employment, agricultural practices, or education?

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The government will frame rules to provide maternity allowance for rural women during the initial months of childbirth to ensure that only those who fulfill the prescribed criteria are eligible.

Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering reiterated the government’s commitment to fulfill the campaign pledge.The government promised that the maternity allowance would match the daily wage rate.

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The healthcare and education impacts of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Programme

Cash transfers represent a foundational approach to social protection. Unconditional cash transfers have proven to be successful in improving socioeconomic outcomes for recipients. However, there is evidence that in certain contexts, targeted conditional cash transfer programmes can be more effective at achieving an impact. The Philippine conditional cash transfer programme: Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Programme (4Ps) represents a successful example of this targeted approach, most notably in its impact on health care. Here, cash is received on the condition of healthcare and education expenditure (Fernandes and Olfindo, 2011). Conditional versus unconditional cash transfers Conditionality is a determinant element of social protection programme design. Unconditional cash...Read more

Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, Mr. Yao Jing Tuesday said China is committed to help Pakistani government in addressing the core social challenges faced by the country including women empowerment, vocational training, education, Poverty alleviation and agriculture.

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Rural development projects financed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have contributed to increase productivity, incomes and food security in Kenya, according to a new report presented today in the capital city of Nairobi.

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Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State’s promise to provide 47,544 goats to 15,848 women in June 2019 under the state’s Goat Breeding Microfinance Scheme may qualify as a unique approach to poverty alleviation in the state.

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This seminar will present the findings of the paper "Can Information Influence the Social Insurance Participation Decision of China's Rural Migrants?". The paper uses a randomized information intervention to shed light on whether poor understanding of social insurance, both the process of enrolling and costs and benefits, drives the relatively low rates of participation in urban health insurance and pension programs among China's rural-urban migrants.

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Webinar: PEI's State of the Sector Report--trends from the graduation community

The Partnership on Economic Inclusion (PEI) invites you to join a webinar on Thursday, November 29th from 9-10:30am EST to discuss findings from its 2018 State of the Sector report . PEI tracks multi-sectoral economic inclusion programs , which are targeted...