Best Practices


Measurements for Tracking Indicators of Cooperative Success (METRICS): New Challenges and Opportunities in Low and Middle-Income Countries

Date of Publication: 2009 | Author: Dr. John W. Mellor | Journal/Publication: US Overseas Cooperative Development Council and the United States Agency for International Development. Link: Measurements for Tracking Indicators of Cooperative Success (METRICS) is the third major OCDC initiative. It addresses the question: What characteristics produce the greatest probability of a cooperative surviving and Read More

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2015-FAO-IFAD-Promoting the Leadership of Women in Producers’ Organizations. Lessons from the Experiences of FAO-IFAD.

This paper explores aspects of promoting rural women’s leadership in producers’ organizations (POs). Despite the vast amount of work that women perform in the agriculture sector, their role remains largely unrecognized. The concerns and issues of women farmers are scarcely heard at the local, national, and global levels. One reason for this silence is that Read More

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2015-World Bank, Government of Japan and FAO-A Good Practices Brief. The Voluntary Guidelines and The World Bank: Increasing Women’s Access to Land, Approaches that Work.

The brief highlights practical approaches that respond to these themes (policy making, legal issues, land tenure governance, technical issues, and communication strategies) and recommendations to increase women’s access to land from a range of projects. The analysis shows that mainstreaming gender into land programs can be achieved—the case studies presented in the brief predominantly utilize Read More

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2020-AFI-Lessons On Enhancing Women’s Financial Inclusion Using Digital Financial Services.

Across the globe, a billion women still remain financially excluded, while a gender gap of nine percent stubbornly persists in developing countries. This financial inclusion gender gap is a key barrier to economic growth and stability that has persisted despite overall significant gains in financial inclusion. The objective of this study is to underscore the Read More

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2020 – USAID – Guidance establishing remote monitoring and management of Gender-based programming in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This guidance brief aims to provide support to national, local and civil society organizations on the frontlines of gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response on how to set up remote monitoring and management of their interventions. As the COVID-19 pandemic reaches new corners of the globe, its impact is compounded on already overstretched humanitarian operations Read More

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A Systematic Review of PYD Programs

This systematic review is the result of a collaborative effort by the YouthPower Learning team. It was prepared by Making Cents International, the International Center for Research on Women, Results for Development Institute, University of Melbourne, and University of Washington, under the authorship of Dr. Gina Alvarado, Dr. Chisina Kapungu, Ms. Caitlin Moss, Mr. Daniel Read More

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Building Partnerships. A Best Practices Guide

To make the concept of building partnerships somewhat easier to visualize, we use the analogy of farming – preparing the ground, sowing the seed, and nurturing the growing plants with the right tools to ensure a good harvest. There are no blueprints for building and maintaining partnerships, but it is useful to have an understanding Read More

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Partnership Working Principles

There are many different types of partnerships, and many reasons that you might to develop them. Some partners will help you generate ideas or develop content; others will help you to design your engagement activity; some will be able to share their skills and knowledge to ensure your activity is a success and other may Read More

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How do you build the “right” cross-sector partnership to implement colliective impact approaches?

America’s cities are engines for national prosper-ity and individual economic opportunity for all people. However, the systems designed to support these results were built in a different era,on now outdated assumptions, and have not adapted to the changing social, technological, economic, and political forces of the world today. In attempting to address some of resulting Read More

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Building Partnerships: A Best Practices Guide

The U.S. Government recognizes that, in today’s inter-connected world, it cannot operate alone and needs to work in tandem with the private sector, civil society, and individuals to address pressing issues of the day. Large scale and complex challenges—from reducing poverty and improving education, to protecting the country from natural disasters and terrorism—require cross-sector solutions Read More

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