Global Change Leaders

Political-Contextual Analysis and Self-Leadership

Leadership for Inclusive Economies and Women's Economic Empowerment in a Globalized World

  • Ahmed, S., et al. (2015). Cooking up a storm: Community-led mapping and advocacy with food vendors in Nairobi's informal settlements. London: IIED. (900K pdf)
  • Banana, E., Chitekwe-Biti, B., & Walnycki, A. (2015). Co-producing inclusive city-wide sanitation strategies: Lessons from Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe. Environment and Urbanization 27. (1). (StFX only)
  • Center for Global Development. (2015). Doing cash differently: How cash transfers can transform humanitarian aid. London: UK Aid.
  • Economist. (2017). Economics A-Z: E. Key terms in economics with definitions.
  • Household Energy Network. (2015). Women, energy and economic empowerment (special issue). Boiling Point: A practitioner journal on household energy, stoves and poverty reduction, 66.
    • Journal deals with technical, social, financial and environmental issues to improve the quality of life for poor communities and empower women. Includes case studies on the effect of energy access on livelihoods on SEWA women in Bihar India; Women-driven clean cookstove distribution network in Eastern Indonesia; Women in clean energy value chains: the case of Solar Sisters, Africa.
  • Jones, L., & Hess, R. (2012). Perveen Shaikh: Promoting women's economic leadership in Pakistan. (Global Change Leaders case study). Antigonish, NS: Coady Institute. (458K pdf)
  • Kabeer, N. (2011). Contextualizing the economic pathways of women's empowerment: Findings from a multi-country research programme. IDS Pathways Policy Paper. (800K pdf)
    • Examines various conditions, practices and policies that facilitate and constrain changes in women's lives (economic, social and political) as a result of improvement in economic position (work, income, education, and assets).
  • Langdon, J., & Larweh, K. (2014). Seeing the synergy in the signals: Reflections on weaving projects into social movement mobilizing through community radio (Ghana). In H. Pleasants & D. Salter (Eds.), Community-based multiliteracies and digital media projects. New York: Peter Lang.
    • Case study highlights a weaving project in Ghana and how cooperative organizing and social movements can affect communal access to livelihood resources. The case study is as much about access to the salt resources as advocacy and cooperative organizing to lobby government for economic justice.
  • Lee, N. (2012). Ela Bhatt: Organizing self-employed women in India. (Global Change Leaders case study). Antigonish, NS: Coady Institute. (554K pdf)
  • Population Council. (2016). Building girls' protective assets: A collection of tools for program design. (1.14 Mb pdf)
  • SEEP Network. A global learning network whose vision is for markets to provide opportunities for all to engage and prosper. A pioneer in microfinance, SEEP focuses on areas including digital financial services, youth economic strengthening, conflict-affected, markets and value chain development.
  • Sheck, R., Donovon, J., Stoin, D. (2013). Assessing impacts of value chain development on poverty: A case-study companion to the 5Capitals Tool. World Agroforestry Centre, Bioversity International and Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center, CATIE.
    • Cases in value chains including: organizing Nicaraguan coffee producers into cooperatives and linking to fair trade international markets; networking producers of horticulture through base associations and linking to supermarkets, NGOs and microfinance institutions in Colombia; networking Chanderi master weavers, wage weavers and trades through three producer associations and support organizations.
  • Slum Dwellers International (2017). Know your city.
    • Organized federations throughout the SDI network profile, map, and enumerate their settlements to gather invaluable planning data and catalyze community action and partnerships. A key part of their strategy is savings groups of women. SDI’s Know Your City website combines hard data and rich stories from urban poor communities in 224 cities and 7,712 slums across the Global South. Part of their business model is selling data to NGOs. Federations use this data to co-produce solutions for slum upgrading. These projects make up the third category of SDI’s work – Improve Your City.
  • Thorpe, J., Mathie, A., & Ghore, Y. (2016). A typology of market-based approaches to include the most marginalized. Antigonish, NS: Coady Institute.
    • Provides a framework and examples of market-based approaches that generate livelihood opportunities by supporting the marginalized to engage in markets and strengthen demand for the goods and services they produce. Five entry points for inclusion are identified.
  • WIEGO. Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing. (2017). WIEGO in brief.
    • WIEGO is focused on securing livelihoods for the working poor, especially women in the informal economy. It is both a practitioner community and an advocacy and evidence platform for understanding informal economies and self-employed worker interests.

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