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`Marriage' to capital: the fallback positions of Fiji's women garment workers

The May 2000 coup in Fiji prompted a flight of capital from the country's garment industry. As workers lost their jobs, attention turned away from improving wages and conditions to retaining garment factory jobs in the country. What can feminist researche ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:00

The gender dimension of migration in India: the politics of contemporary space in Orissa and Rajasthan

Much internal migration in India, including the states of Rajasthan and Orissa, is distress-led. Previously issues pertaining to gender were overlooked, because migration tended to be viewed as chiefly a male movement, with women either residual in the ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 16:49

La Via Campesina at the crossroads

The Peasant Road, or La Via Campesina (LVC) as it is officially named, is being improved. It started at the initiative of a number of farmers' organizations during the 1992 Second Congress of the Nicaraguan Farmers' Union, UNAG. In the face of structural ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 16:55

Men's violence against women in rural Bangladesh: undermined or exacerbated by microcredit programmes?

Using data from a recent ethnographic study in rural Bangladesh to explore relationships between men's violence against women in the home, women's economic and social dependence on men, and microcredit programmes, this paper suggests that microcredit prog ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 16:58

Formal RoSCAs in Argentina

This paper describes the relative advantages and disadvantages of formal Rotating Savings and Credit Associations (RoSCAs), in contrast with informal RoSCAs, as seen in Argentina. NGOs, it is argued, are not in a good position to use the formal RoSCA stru ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:05

Skills development in South Africa: Group Five’s social investment project

The boom in the construction industry in South Africa has drawn attention to the need for skills development. This article reports on an evaluation of the ‘People at the Gate’ training programme initiated by Group Five in Gauteng and Mpumalanga Provinces. ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-10-28 17:35

The Microfinance Revolution

Author:  Robinson, Marguerite S. Publisher:  Washington, DC: World Bank, 2001, I ...

Book review - admin - 2009-10-18 19:48

Sustainable Mountain Agriculture: Vol. 2: Farmer’s Strategies and Innovative Approaches

Author:  Jodha, N. S., M. Banskota, and T. Partap Issue:  ...

Book review - admin - 2009-12-22 07:28

Index-based livestock insurance for Kenyan pastoralists: an innovation systems perspective

Pastoralists in northern Kenya live with a high level of risk, including climatic shocks, disease, and insecurity. This article considers the potential role of index-based livestock insurance (IBLI) as a mechanism which pastoralists can use to manage cl ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2011-08-05 14:34

Pentecostalism and development in Kibera informal settlement, Nairobi

This article outlines one of the activities organised by an international Evangelical faith-based development organisation (FBDO) working in the Kibera informal settlement, an area that attracts large numbers of development practitioners, including FBDO ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2012-07-12 12:38