European Parliament Study: Guarantees and Loans for Inclusive Development

A research project in partnership with the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) The European Parliament has published an ECOPER paper on the implementation of the European Fund for Sustainable Development Plus (EFSD+) operations from an inclusive perspective. By providing guarantees and subsidies for loans, as well as capital investments, the EFSD+ is expected to …

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Micro credits and cash transfers as development tools

A research project in partnership with the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) This month the report ‘Cash for Development: The use of microcredits and cash transfers as development tools’ was published by the European Parliament Committee on Development. It was co-authored by ECOPER consultants, following a meta-evaluation of previous studies on cash-for-development tools.The report …

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What has become of the graduates? The tracer study

Tracer studies are used to assess levels of preparation and satisfaction of graduates of educational programmes. The approach began with the International Program for the Eradication of Child Labor of the International Labor Organization (ILO) in 2003, though their use has spread since 2016 as a result of the joint work of the ILO and …

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Community water management in the Dominican Republic

The relationship between water, disease and poverty is a priority area of development in the Dominican Republic, though the extent of the challenges posed varies significantly between geographic areas. ECOPER has recently submitted its report on the evaluation of eight Manos Unidas projects aimed at improving access to water and sanitation in the Dominican Republic. …

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Social protection to reduce child labour

In the mica regions of Madagascar, an estimated 10,800 children as young as five years old work alongside their families to sort and extract mica, which results in poor education and health for children in these regions and perpetuates poverty across generations. ECOPER has been commissioned by UNICEF to elaborate an advocacy paper on ‘Investing …

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