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Community Area Based Development Approach (CABDA) Programme: An alternative way to address the current African food crisis?
CABDA programme presented in this paper offers an alternative approach on improving conditions for African smallholding farming.
Can project-funded investments in rural development be scaled up? Lessons from the Millennium Villages Project
A recent review of the Millennium Villages Project asks what is needed if current efforts to improve livelihoods are to have better prospects of being sustained and implemented on a wider scale.
This paper sets out issues related to public works programmes and draws tentative conclusions about their impact on improving livelihoods.
The purpose of this brief is to review Malawi's experience in order to identify the challenges facing “smart” subsidy programmes if they are to be sustainable and cost effective in delivering on their goals.