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Show me the evidence: Cultivating knowledge on governance and food security


By: Tessa Ahner-McHaffie, FHI 360 Show me the evidence: Cultivating knowledge on governance and food security I recently participated in a salon on integrating governance and food security work to enhance development outcomes. Convened by the LOCUS coalition and FHI 360, the salon gathered experts in evaluation, governance and food security to review challenges and best practices for generating evidence and knowledge. A post-salon discussion recorded with Annette Brown and Joseph Sany…

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September 15, 2017


Lessons Learned the Hard Way


The Sustainable Development Goals are an ambitious call to action, and the challenges they aim to overcome are nothing if not complex. Our answer to the SDGs’ call must be those things, too. It must be big and bold. It must be comprehensive. It must recognize the complexity of poverty, of people’s lives and of the systems that impact them, for better or for worse.…

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September 11, 2017


Lesson Learned the Hard Way #7: To light the way forward with the rural poor, include them as true development partners


Once a closed country, Myanmar is undergoing a huge transformation. For the first time, people in Yangon, Mandalay, Magway and other urban areas are connecting with the greater world. Curious university students are accessing new texts online. Small business owners are researching markets and commodities. School kids are following the latest Korean popstars on Facebook. But life in rural areas remains mostly unchanged, largely because…

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September 7, 2017


Lesson Learned the Hard Way #6: Public-Private Partnerships Need A Fourth “P” to Succeed


Public-Private partnerships are all the rage lately, and at SNV, in the context of agriculture value chains, we think they hold huge potential for alleviating poverty. In general, value-chain PPPs consist of private companies that provide agricultural inputs, land preparation and credit to local farmers, who in turn agree to supply those companies with reliably produced raw materials, from nuts to grain to vegetables. To…

September 5, 2017


Lesson Learned the Hard Way #5: It Started with Chickens: How Listening to Local Leaders Led to Epicenters of a Movement


  The Hunger Project’s Epicenter Strategy in Africa is a systematic, honed and proven process for empowering clusters of villages to establish self-reliant, community-led, integrated systems of basic public services. Today, more than 120 epicenters serve nearly 2 million people in rural areas across eight African countries. But the strategy did not tumble from the skies fully baked. It slowly emerged from a brick chicken…

September 1, 2017


Lesson Learned the Hard Way #4: Learning from the Lobsters that Changed Women’s Lives


We never would have guessed that lobsters could change women’s lives. Conservation International Ecuador has been focused on the sustainable management of marine resources for the past 10 years, working with local partners to safeguard Ecuador’s amazing biodiversity. Throughout this time, we have seen the close connection between people and nature.  However, this story about lobsters and a community that depended on them for their…

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Lesson Learned the Hard Way #3: When Supply-Side Models Aren’t Enough, Think Bigger.


Like so many places around the world, in Tajikistan, root causes of poverty are complex. As a post-Soviet country, decentralized public services and authority are still fairly new concepts, as is business and market development. A civil war in the 1990s left a devastating toll, and with Tajikistan’s mountainous, mostly rural landscape, remote communities have faced great challenges. Nonetheless, Aga Khan Foundation has helped make…

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Lesson Learned The Hard Way #2: Complex problems demand complex, adapative solutions.


Malnutrition is a complex problem. So must be the solutions. Seas of verdant crops surround many towns in northern Uganda. It’s a landscape that stands in stark contrast to one of the biggest development challenges here: malnutrition.  The problem isn’t merely a lack of knowledge about what makes a healthy diet. Many landowners choose profits from cash crops over local food production. Loans for small…

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August 29, 2017


Lesson Learned the Hard Way #1: When assumptions turn out to be wrong, learn & adapt for impact.


When assumptions turn out to be wrong, learn and adapt for impact. At Nuru International, our ultimate goal, essentially, is to work ourselves out of a job. We’re striving to end extreme poverty, and we’re doing it in a way that builds capable local communities, rather than communities that are dependent on us to sustain and scale progress. It’s why our teams at project sites…

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August 25, 2017


THE ART OF BETTER PARENTING


This fact sheet describes the resources FHI 360 developed for use in Ethiopia to encourage parents to adopt better parenting skills, including communicating with children and developing positive disciplinary methods.

February 14, 2017


LINKAGES BETWEEN LIVELIHOOD, FOOD SECURITY, ECONOMIC STRENGTHENING, AND HIV-RELATED OUTCOMES


This paper assesses the linkages between poverty, livelihood, food security, economic strengthening, and HIV/AIDS-related outcomes through a literature review.


UNDERSTANDING CONSUMER PREFERENCE AND WILLINGNESS TO PAY FOR IMPROVED COOKSTOVES IN BANGLADESH


As the evidence base linking improved cookstoves with positive health and energy impacts grows, so does attention on how best to influence household uptake and consistent and correct use.


A PRIORITIZED RESEARCH AGENDA FOR INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT


This research agenda aims to enable the field to strengthen the evidence base for integrated development approaches by presenting key areas of inquiry for consideration by decision-makers who seek to explore and better understand integrated development policies and programs.


LINKING THE VILLAGE TO THE CHILD


This fact sheet summarizes technical assistance by FHI 360 to Ethiopian neighborhood care groups, known as community care coalitions, with the purpose of identifying vulnerable children and linking them with critical support services.


INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT IN ACTION: EMPOWERMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY IN PAMOJA TUWALEE


To better understand the effectiveness of multisector, integrated approaches, FHI 360 aggregated information from 68 integrated development programs that we have delivered or are currently implementing.


DEVELOPMENT SECTOR ADJACENCY MAP: A PLANNING TOOL FOR INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT


In the global development context, adjacencies are represented by the sectors that lie outside of a particular program’s current scope yet are related enough that they pose opportunities for strategic integration.

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WHAT DO COOKS WANT? WHAT WILL THEY PAY? A STUDY OF IMPROVED COOKSTOVES IN BANGLADESH


As the evidence base linking improved cookstoves with positive health and energy impacts grows, so does attention on how best to influence household uptake and consistent and correct use.


COOKING SHOULD NURTURE, NOT KILL (FACT SHEET)


The use of clean, reliable, affordable, efficient and safe home cooking practices reduces exposure to household air pollution, and today a range of technologies and solutions exist to improve the health of the more than 3 billion people in the developing world who cook food and heat their homes using traditional cookstoves or open fires. This fact sheet outlines the challenge and solutions.


INTEGRATING WASH INTO HIV INTERVENTIONS AND ADVANCING IMPROVED SANITATION UPTAKE: WASHPLUS KENYA


What started as an activity to integrate sanitation and hygiene practices into HIV/AIDS care and support programs has grown over the years into a holistic approach to prevent diarrhea among households at risk.


LOCUS COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE INAUGURAL CHARTER


The Locus Community of Practice (CoP) Charter is a framework of basic information required by community members and others, including decision makers, member organizations’ staff, and other interested parties for the effective launch, cultivation, and growth of the Locus Community. Ratified by the Locus Community of Practice Steering Committee in September 2015.


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