Filling the Blue Box

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. Efficiently formed by local NGOs and church organizations, mutuelles are forces of social change. They also demonstrate financial discipline and could prove an interesting market for MFIs and banks seeking new customers for financial services.






Thumbnail of brief cover: Experiences of young women in four districts of Karamoja, Uganda

This brief investigates the perceptions and experiences of young women related to wealth, livelihoods, and aspirations in Uganda’s Karamoja sub-region.

Thumbnail of brief cover page: An analysis of absolute wealth, equality, and food security

This brief investigates how wealth, wealth equality, and food security have changed in specific villages in four districts in the Karamoja sub-region of Uganda from 2018 to 2021/22. 

Thumbnail of report: Changes in and perceptions of wealth, equality, and food security in Karamoja, Uganda

This study aimed to better understand changes in and perceptions of wealth and equality in four counties in the Karamoja sub-region of Uganda.

Report image: navigating and negotiating livelihoods in Karamoja, Uganda

New shocks (such as Covid-19) and persistent shocks (such as livestock and crop disease) caused rapid changes for young men and women in the Karamoja sub-region of Uganda between 2019…

Cover of Report: Youth Experience with and Response to Livelihood Shocks in Karamoja, Uganda

This briefing paper examines how various shocks affected youth in the Karamoja sub-region of Uganda in 2020 and early 2021.

report cover: Market Access and Quality Critical for Food Security in Periods of Stress

This paper describes how market access is associated with household food security and dietary diversity in the Karamoja region of Uganda in 2018 and 2019.

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