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CLI-MARK works with livestock farmers’ and pastoralists’ in Kenya - Image by CLI-MARK Kenya - CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED Publications and resources

Climate change and transboundary risks in African rangelands

This report, and accompanying brief, align current thinking on transboundary climate risk pathways with research on climate risk for pastoralists in African rangelands.
Local farmers in Khost Province Afghanistan - image by Resolute Support Media - CC BY 2.0 DEED Publications and resources

What does it mean to take context seriously for village-level governance? Lessons from community development councils in Afghanistan

This policy brief looks at why aid practitioners' governance reforms in Afghanistan failed to understand or engage with existing village-level governance structures.
An Afghan farmer and his family stand beside a tractor - image by SOC Neil Chapman Defence Images - CC BY-NC 2.0 DEED Publications and resources

What does it mean to take context seriously for rural differentiation? Lessons from Afghanistan

This policy brief looks at how aid practitioners in Afghanistan assumed a high degree of uniformity in the rural economy that does not exist, to the detriment of development interventions.
A local breadmaker prepares stacks of bread in Helmand Province, Afghanistan - image by Resolute Support Media - CC-BY-2.0-DEED Publications and resources

What does it mean to take context seriously for engaging in markets? Lessons from Afghanistan

This policy brief looks at why millions of dollars of aid and investment failed to transform Afghanistan's economy.

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A Saudi returnee with a mobile phone returns to her home in Ethiopia - image by Ayene / UNICEF - CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 DEED Blog

Revolutionising producer livelihoods: opportunities for digital financial and information services to build resilience in Ethiopia

Digital financial and information services can transform the livelihoods of agro producers across Ethiopia. This blog - based on a SPARC, Dalberg Research and Mercy Corps AgriFin event - explains how.
SPARC Dalberg Research and MercyCorps AgriFin webinar on the role of digital financial and information services to support producer livelihoods in Kenya Blog

Revolutionising producer livelihoods: opportunities for digital financial and information services to build resilience in Kenya

How can digital financial and information services support producer livelihoods in Kenya? This blog shares key highlights from a joint SPARC, Dalberg Research and Mercy Corps AgriFin webinar.
A mother leads her goats to pasture in the drought-afflicted Somali region of Ethiopia, 2022. Credit UNICEF Ethiopia Mulugeta Ayene. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 DEED Blog

What the case of Somalia can show us about financing climate action in conflict-affected countries

Somalia’s experiences can help us understand the obstacles which other conflict-affected countries face in terms of accessing and using climate finance – and how they can be overcome.

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