Filling the Blue Box Mutuelles, Self-financing and Financial Services in the South of Haiti

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By Kim Wilson | February 2008

In Haiti, many farmers lie beyond the reach of the formal banking system and MFIs. A powerful method of local financial intermediation, called mutuelles is helping to bridge the gap….

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Humanitarian Agenda 2015: Perceptions of the Pakistan Earthquake Response

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By Andrew Wilder | February 2008

The devastating earthquake that struck northern Pakistan and the disputed territory of Kashmir in October 2005 killed approximately 75,000 people, injured 70,000 more, and left an estimated 3.5 million people…

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Iraq — more challenges ahead for a fractured humanitarian enterprise

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By Greg Hansen | January 2008

Based on extensive field interviews in Iraq and neighboring Jordan, this briefing paper is an update of an earlier study on perceptions of humanitarian action in Iraq, which was part…

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Angering Akuju Survival and Suffering in Karamoja

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Karamoja is the poorest and least developed region of Uganda. The population experiences chronic food insecurity, little access to basic services, the weakening of traditional livelihood systems, ongoing insecurity, human…

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Responding to Violence in Ikotos County, South Sudan Government and Local Efforts to Restore Order

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By Clement Ochan | December 2007

This report from an understudied area details the effects of and responses to violence in Ikotos County in Eastern Equatoria in Southern Sudan. The author, from Southern Sudan himself, draws…

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