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How Can Aid Actors Support Yemeni Capacities for Social Assistance?

BASIC Research Policy Briefing 2

This Policy Briefing offers a series of recommendations to improve the effectiveness of donor and aid agency support for local capacities for social assistance in Yemen.

Paul Harvey & 2 others

30 May 2024

Journal Article

Women’s Struggles for Empowerment in Bangladesh

Women have made substantial gains in health, education, and political representation in Bangladesh, which has been led by female prime ministers since 1991. Women play a key role in the garment industry, the country’s main export sector, and entrepreneurial ventures funded by microcredit loans...

29 May 2024

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Using ethical images in the WASH sector - an online training course to help participants tell more compelling and respectful stories to amplify the messages needed to achieve water, sanitation and hygiene for all.

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