Researchers measure the gender impact of poverty alleviation interventions in rural India and Bangladesh, including how impact has been mediated where cultural attitudes affect women's work and the affect of interventions.

Principal Investigator: Naila Kabeer. Lead Organistion: London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Co-investigators: James Heintz (University of Massachusetts Amherst) and Simeen Mahmud (BRAC University)

Waste reuse and recycling has become increasingly important to livelihoods, particularly in the Global South. As environmental concerns and awareness of the financial benefits of waste rise, there is growing contestation over who will be allowed to benefit from waste.

Can schemes like Avon be an important poverty reduction tool? This study, located in South Africa, assesses the sustainability of income Avon representatives earn, and explores the way this selling system affects communities to determine whether or not the scheme generates new wealth for impoverished communities.
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