Market Development

Capacity.org: Innovative financing for inclusive agricultural development

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As traditional official development assistance decreases attention is turning to how best to catalyse private funding for development.  However, private companies need to generate returns on their investments. To what extent does this limit private financing from reaching the poor and marginalised, referred to by Paul Collier as the ‘bottom billion’? In other words, can financing solutions involving private sector actors be inclusive?

ODI Strategic plan 2014-2017

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The ODI strategic plan sets out the five main areas in which ODI will seek to make a difference, from the 'global to the local', in the coming three years. This document briefly introduces the strategic priorities and change directions.

The five strategic priorities in the plan are:

  • Eradicating absolute poverty and equalising opportunity
  • Promoting effective action on climate change and managing resources sustainably
  • Protecting people threatened by conflict, disasters and insecurity
  • Building accountable and inclusive institutions
  • Increasing productivity and creating jobs through transformative growth

Maximising the benefits of data and extractive industries for the poor

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Authors: Awolowo, A. & O’Keefe, E. (for DFID)
Publication date: 2013

More and more data around extractives is becoming available. Data made public, in the right format, can be used by citizens to hold governments and companies to account and drive improved development outcomes from mineral resource exploitation.

Empowerment and Poverty Reduction: A Sourcebook

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Author(s): Deepa Narayan, Senior Adviser, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management

Publication Date:  May 1, 2002

This book defines the World Bank’s approach to empowerment for economic growth and poverty reduction. It also discusses  the World Bank’s social development  strategy. The book presents first the theoretical underpinnings of the concept of empowerment, before examining how to apply this theory in practice, also discussing the lessons learned from analysing previous empowerment-focused projects.