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Design and implementation of public works programs through social funds (English)

Social funds (SFs) aim to alleviate poverty by creating and upgrading social and economic infrastructure, promoting income-generating activities, and supporting the development of civil society and social capital. ... See More +

Brief 54968 JUN 01, 2010

Costella, Cecilia V; Manjolo, Ida Disclosed

Microinsurance : extending pro-poor risk management through the social fund platform (English)

Microinsurance (MI) can be an effective complement to existing menus of social protection programs. A flexible and powerful instrument, MI reduces vulnerability and mitigates the negative effects of external shocks on poor households. ... See More +

Brief 46307 OCT 01, 2008

Maleika, Marc; Kuriakose, Anne T.; Disclosed

Community Foundations - the relevance for social funds in urban areas : the Tanzania social action fund experience (English)

This newsletter concerns the relevance for social funds in Urban Areas. Social funds face a common challenge of sustaining the community capacities that are built and investments that are supported beyond the relatively short lifespan of external funding. ... See More +

Brief 42738 FEB 01, 2008

Manjolo , Ida; Likwelile , Servacius B; Kamagenge , Amadeus M; Mesik , Juraj; Owen , Daniel Disclosed

Sierra Leone - The road to recovery : results from a beneficiary impact assessment (English)

This note explores how a community-driven approach has successfully made inroads in Sierra Leone, a country racked by internal violence and without a tradition of widespread civic participation. ... See More +

Brief 53509 JUN 01, 2007

Sum, June-Wei; Hackett, Julie Disclosed

A story of social and economic empowerment : the evolution of "community professionals" in Sri Lanka (English)

This note explores the critical and innovative role played by 'community professionals' in the village self help learning initiative and Gemi Diriya programs in Sri Lanka. ... See More +

Brief 53510 SEP 01, 2006

Munshi, Meena; Hayward, Natasha; Verardo, Barbara Disclosed

Integrating social funds into local development strategies - five stories from Latin America (English)

The steady movement towards decentralization that Latin America has experienced in the last decade, often referred to as the "quiet revolution", has led governments and donors to rethink the role Social Funds (SFs) should play in promoting local development. ... See More +

Brief 33805 SEP 01, 2005

Serrano, Rodrigo Disclosed

Holding the door open : facilitating access to microcredit in the Benin Social Fund (English)

During preparation of the Benin Social Fund Project, all levels of society indicated that lack of access to credit was a major problem for poor people. ... See More +

Brief 33393 MAR 01, 2002

Elder, John; Tovo, Maurizia Disclosed

Nicaragua Social Investment Fund - conditional cash transfers, a new avenue for social funds? (English)

The note presents the case of the Nicaragua Social Investment Fund (FISE), which accounts for an impressive record, having financed a significant number of projects in ten years (sixty percent of these benefiting the education sector). ... See More +

Brief 24090 FEB 28, 2002

Vermehren, Andrea

The Moldovan Social Investment Fund : building local capacity and improving services (English)

The note reviews the impact of the Moldova Social Investment Fund (MSIF), aimed at building local capacity, and improving services, though also looks at the implementation problems connected with community participation. ... See More +

Brief 24093 JAN 31, 2002

Bezhanyan, Anush; Ionascu, Alexei

The role of information, education and communication in the Malawi Social Action Fund (Russian)

The note looks at the strategy of the Malawi Social Action Fund (MASAF) in linking the roles of information, education, and communication (IEC), designed through a process known as "systematic client consultations" which involved nongovernmental organizations, communities, government officials, as well as donor participants. ... See More +

Brief 24109 DEC 31, 2001

Chibwana, Bridget; Mohan, Prasad Spanish, French, English Disclosed

The role of information, education and communication in the Malawi Social Action Fund (English)

The note looks at the strategy of the Malawi Social Action Fund (MASAF) in linking the roles of information, education, and communication (IEC), designed through a process known as "systematic client consultations" which involved nongovernmental organizations, communities, government officials, as well as donor participants. ... See More +

Brief 24109 DEC 31, 2001

Chibwana, Bridget; Mohan, Prasad Spanish, Russian, French

The role of information, education and communication in the Malawi Social Action Fund : Boletin de innovaciones de los fondos sociales (Spanish)

The note looks at the strategy of the Malawi Social Action Fund (MASAF) in linking the roles of information, education, and communication (IEC), designed through a process known as "systematic client consultations" which involved nongovernmental organizations, communities, government officials, as well as donor participants. ... See More +

Brief 24109 DEC 03, 2001

Chibwana, Bridget; Mohan, Prasad Russian, French, English Disclosed

The role of information, education and communication in the Malawi Social Action Fund : Le role de l'information, de l'education et de la communication dans le fonds d'action sociale du Malawi (French)

The note looks at the strategy of the Malawi Social Action Fund (MASAF) in linking the roles of information, education, and communication (IEC), designed through a process known as "systematic client consultations" which involved nongovernmental organizations, communities, government officials, as well as donor participants. ... See More +

Brief 24109 DEC 01, 2001

Chibwana, Bridget; Mohan, Prasad Spanish, Russian, English Disclosed

Bulgaria Regional Initiatives Fund (RIF) : innovative approach to income generation (English)

The note looks at the role the Regional Initiatives Fund Project had in Bulgaria, which tested the social fund approach, as an institutional mechanisms to help the country protect incomes of the poor during the transition period. ... See More +

Brief 24091 OCT 31, 2001

Pojarski, Peter

The Thailand Social Investment Fund : providing social assistance and building social capital (English)

One of the most striking elements of the Thailand Social Investment Fund (SIF), is its emphasis on social capital formation, and how it has catalyzed the voluntary response from Thai society, to help those affected by the recent socioeconomic crisis. ... See More +

Brief 24092 SEP 30, 2001

Salim, Maryam Russian

The Thailand Social Investment Fund : providing social assistance and building social capital (Russian)

One of the most striking elements of the Thailand Social Investment Fund (SIF), is its emphasis on social capital formation, and how it has catalyzed the voluntary response from Thai society, to help those affected by the recent socioeconomic crisis. ... See More +

Brief 24092 SEP 30, 2001

Salim, Maryam English Disclosed

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Design and implementation of public works programs through social funds (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 54968 Brief
Microinsurance : extending pro-poor risk management through the social fund platform (English)
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OCT 01, 2008 46307 Brief
Community Foundations - the relevance for social funds in urban areas : the Tanzania social action fund experience (English)
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FEB 01, 2008 42738 Brief
Sierra Leone - The road to recovery : results from a beneficiary impact assessment (English)
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JUN 01, 2007 53509 Brief
A story of social and economic empowerment : the evolution of "community professionals" in Sri Lanka (English)
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SEP 01, 2006 53510 Brief
Integrating social funds into local development strategies - five stories from Latin America (English)
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SEP 01, 2005 33805 Brief
Holding the door open : facilitating access to microcredit in the Benin Social Fund (English)
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MAR 01, 2002 33393 Brief
Nicaragua Social Investment Fund - conditional cash transfers, a new avenue for social funds? (English)
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FEB 28, 2002 24090 Brief
The Moldovan Social Investment Fund : building local capacity and improving services (English)
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JAN 31, 2002 24093 Brief
The role of information, education and communication in the Malawi Social Action Fund (Russian)
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DEC 31, 2001 24109 Brief Spanish, French, English
The role of information, education and communication in the Malawi Social Action Fund (English)
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DEC 31, 2001 24109 Brief Spanish, Russian, French
The role of information, education and communication in the Malawi Social Action Fund : Boletin de innovaciones de los fondos sociales (Spanish)
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DEC 03, 2001 24109 Brief Russian, French, English
The role of information, education and communication in the Malawi Social Action Fund : Le role de l'information, de l'education et de la communication dans le fonds d'action sociale du Malawi (French)
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DEC 01, 2001 24109 Brief Spanish, Russian, English
Bulgaria Regional Initiatives Fund (RIF) : innovative approach to income generation (English)
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OCT 31, 2001 24091 Brief
The Thailand Social Investment Fund : providing social assistance and building social capital (English)
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SEP 30, 2001 24092 Brief Russian
The Thailand Social Investment Fund : providing social assistance and building social capital (Russian)
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SEP 30, 2001 24092 Brief English