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The Currency of Connections: Why Do Social Connections Matter for Household Resilience in South Sudan?

This study looked at how social connections during times of crisis enable populations to manage shocks and stresses in South Sudan.

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Committee Members and Influential People in Village Networks

By Merry Fitzpatrick | August 2020

This study found that there is a relatively small overlap between people deemed the most influential and the elected committee members of self-organizing groups.

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Working with Cliques to Reach Everyone in Budikadidi Villages

By Merry Fitzpatrick | August 2020

Sometimes a group of people within a community exist somewhat separately. A clique is a subset of people within a larger group that has intense interaction within the subset but…

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Budikadidi Support of Childcare for Infants and Young Children

By Merry Fitzpatrick | August 2020

This brief explores the role of Neighbor Groups and Lead Mothers in supporting parents to care for their children in Budikaki.

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Reaching the Most Vulnerable through Budikadidi Group-Based Activities

By Merry Fitzpatrick | August 2020

The Budikadidi program struggled to reach the most vulnerable people through mainstream activities. However, when the program created groups specifically adapted to the unique needs and limitations of the most vulnerable, these people were able to participate and benefit from the program.

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