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  1. Library Resource
    March, 2016

    Myanmar’s financial system is undergoing
    a rapid transformation. A history of economic isolation has
    left Myanmar with small and underdeveloped financial
    institutions and very low access to financial services.
    Since 2011, however, demands on the financial system have
    grown exponentially with increased trade and investment,
    growing household income, and expanding government
    operations. While recent reforms have stimulated financial

  2. Library Resource
    March, 2016

    Policies that enable rural communities
    to participate in expanding economic opportunities can be
    central to inclusive growth in Myanmar. Rural communities
    are home to the majority of Myanmar’s population, the
    majority of its many ethnic groups, and 70 percent of its
    poor. Development in rural areas is constrained by low
    returns to agriculture, and significantly lower levels of
    public service delivery and human development outcomes

  3. Library Resource
    February, 2016

    Even after several decades of green
    revolution, malnutrition continues to be a major development
    challenge in much of South Asia, and India has a major share
    of the malnourished people in the region. For nutrition
    goals to be integrated into extension the curricula provided
    to current and future agricultural extension agents must be
    revisited. As part of the South Asia Food and Nutrition
    Security Initiative (SAFANSI), this paper focuses on

  4. Library Resource
    April, 2016
    Myanmar, Global

    Myanmar grew at an estimated 8.5 percent
    in real terms in 2014-15. Economic reforms have supported
    consumer and investor confidence despite business
    environment and socio-political challenges. The economic
    impact of the floods that hit Myanmar from July 2015 is
    still being assessed, but will likely adversely affect the
    main rice crop this year. According to preliminary analysis
    of census data, the areas most affected by the floods are

  5. Library Resource
    June, 2016
    Mali

    Mali is a vast, land-locked country in
    West Africa with a population of approximately 14.9 million,
    and a GDP per capita of USD480. The economy is largely
    rural, with over two-thirds of the population living off
    agriculture, notably cotton. Gold is the country’s largest
    export, though production has been declining and the
    industry faces an uncertain future as proven reserves are
    limited. The service sector, which represents 40 percent of

  6. Library Resource
    May, 2015

    Recent studies in the DRC tend to focus
    on human rights abuses or on the status of women, however
    few investigations examine the link between mining and
    sexual violence. There is a dearth of research specifically
    into the gender dimensions of artisanal and small-scale
    mining (ASM) as a means to economic security for both men
    and women. Further, there has been insufficient analysis of
    the real and potential threats to women’s human rights in

  7. Library Resource
    October, 2015

    Refugee return is one of the three
    so-called durable solutions to refugee displacement
    envisaged by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
    (UNHCR) and the international community. The objective of
    this study is to identify the conditions that influence the
    decisions by refugees in protracted displacement regarding
    return to their home country - when, why, and by whom are
    decisions on return or other coping strategies made, and how

  8. Library Resource
    November, 2015

    Social norms affect almost every aspect
    of people’s lives, and can be an obstacle to or support
    economic development. This paper outlines what social norms
    are and how they work, providing examples from everyday life
    and from development case studies. Sometimes not much can be
    done about changing undesirable social norms. In those
    cases, development economists need to be aware of how the
    existence of those norms can impact the effects of the

  9. Library Resource
    November, 2015

    Almost a decade after large land-based
    investment for agriculture increased sharply, opinions on
    its impact continue to diverge, partly because (positive or
    negative) spillovers on neighboring smallholders have never
    been rigorously assessed. Applying methods from the urban
    literature on Mozambican data suggests that changes in the
    number and area of large farms within 25 or 50 kilometers of
    these investments raised use of improved practices, animal

  10. Library Resource
    November, 2015

    This module provides guidance and a
    comprehensive menu of practical tools for integrating gender
    in the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of
    projects and investments in climate-smart agriculture (CSA).
    The module emphasizes the importance and ultimate goal of
    integrating gender in CSA practices, which is to reduce
    gender inequalities and ensure that men and women can
    equally benefit from any intervention in the agricultural

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