• 06 Jun 2018
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Designing more effective financial products for the poor

Microfinance is often heralded as a panacea for poverty in developing countries, but in order to design more effective...

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  • 30 May 2018
  • By: Simon Franklin
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Getting unemployed urban youth into work with transport subsidies

The high costs of a job search can be a barrier to finding employment even in cities’ dense labour markets. This column...

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  • 23 May 2018
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Rising temperatures: the impact on employment and migration in rural Mexico

Climate scientists predict that the number of extreme heat days will increase in many parts of the developing world...

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  • 17 May 2018
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Artisanal mines: potentially positive effects on local living standards

Perhaps as much as 4% of the world’s population depends directly on artisanal mines, which produce around 20% of the...

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  • 14 May 2018
  • By: Mohammad Moniruzzaman
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Migration’s resource backwash: why sending households do not always gain

The value of remittances sent by migrant workers back to their native countries is widely recognized. Far less...

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  • 10 May 2018
  • By: Diane Archer
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Preparing to deal with crises: a toolkit for local communities

How should local communities prepare to deal with a potential shock such as flooding, drought or an economic crisis?...

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