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‘Change’ posts

From Bangkok to Dhaka: My Journey to Create Impact at Scale

Saturday, July 9th, 2016 Posted in Asia, Bangladesh, Change, food security, Gender Equality | No Comments »

Entrepreneurship development and empowerment are complementary to each other particularly in the gender context in which women involvement is involved. In Bangladesh where I come from, there is a growing class of women entrepreneurs who are taking the challenge to ...

Utilizing remittance for access to financial and enterprise services for rural women in Nepal

Monday, January 18th, 2016 Posted in Asia, Change, Disaster Risk Reduction, food security, Nepal | No Comments »

  Rural enterprise development is a key to poverty alleviation in Nepal as the government’s 13th development plan includes micro-enterprise development as part of strategy for poverty reduction.

Fighting Poverty in Asia

Monday, May 18th, 2015 Posted in Change, community rights, food security, Inequality | No Comments »

Poverty reduction is not new in the developmental sector. Once you start talking about it, there’s no stopping to it. For decades, world leaders have unanimously agreed that sustainable growth is not possible unless poverty is reduced. Even US President ...

Giving the tools for people to design their own future

Monday, May 18th, 2015 Posted in Asia, Change, Gender Equality, Inequality, Vietnam/Việt Nam | No Comments »

In early April, a conference on extreme poverty in Asia was organized by the USAID in collaboration with UNCDF. Fighting against poverty has become one of the missions of USAID and this clearly links to the call of the US ...

Why Asia needs aggressive fiscal policy reform to address inequality and poverty?

Monday, May 18th, 2015 Posted in Asia, Change, Inequality | 1 Comment »

Despite recent strides made against poverty in Asia lifting millions out of deprivation, still large numbers of people are facing injustice of poverty, hunger and inequality. Some Asian countries have made significant structural transformation including land reforms to evenly distribute ...

When Women Own a Piece of Land  

Sunday, March 8th, 2015 Posted in Change, community rights, food security, Gender Equality, Pakistan, Uamdao Ben Noikorn, Women's Rights | 2 Comments »

In a one’s lifetime, a piece of land is certainly among the most important material possessions the person could have. Yet, more than 1 billion people – nearly one fifth of the world’s population cannot have their most basic needs ...

A Story of Zarina Charan

Sunday, March 8th, 2015 Posted in Change, community rights, food security, Gender Equality, Pakistan, Uamdao Ben Noikorn, Uncategorized, Women's Rights | No Comments »

Sindh, Pakistan _  Zarina Charan was looking optimistic to live a full, secure life. The Pakistani lady from Nihal Charan Village was planning to grow grains and fodder crops instead of cash crops, rationalizing that buying food items from market ...

Asia at a Crossroads on Inequality

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 Posted in Change, Gender Equality, Inequality, Uncategorized | No Comments »

The big news in Asia this week has been the visit of Pope Francis to Sri Lanka and the Philippines. In both countries, he was welcomed by millions of people who heard him speak about truth, reconciliation, concern for the ...