Livelihoods and Markets
Agrilinks, achieving agriculture-led food security through knowledge sharing.
Microlinks captures new learning in microenterprise development, shares it, and connects individuals to each other in order to improve development outcomes around the world.
Science Direct, a database of Elsevier journals. (StFX only)
SEEP Network is a global network of practitioner organizations dedicated to combating poverty through promoting inclusive markets and financial systems.
SpringerLink journal database. (StFX only)
Livelihoods and Markets
2013 World Development Report on Jobs highlights that jobs are a cornerstone of development.
Carloni, A. S. & Crowley, E. (2005).
Rapid guide for missions: Analysing local institutions and livelihoods: guidelines. Rome: FAO.
Sustainable livelihoods guidance sheets. London: DFID. (234K pdf)
Dorward, A. R. (2001).
Pro-poor livelihoods: Addressing the market-private sector gap. Paper presented at the Sustainable Livelihoods seminar on 'Private sector and enterprise development', Manchester, UK, November 19. (209K pdf)
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, a range of information on doing business in Canada including Canadian programs supporting business.
Making markets work for the poor (M4P), an introduction to a range of links and documents relating to Making Markets Work.
Rippey, P. & Fowler, B. (2011).
Beyond financial services: A synthesis of studies on the integration of savings groups and other developmental activities. [n.l.]: Aga Khan Foundation.
Cooperatives and Member-Based Organizations
Boosting employment through small enterprise development (EMP/SEED), International Labour Organization (ILO) resource page.
Chen, M. A. (1997).
A guide for assessing the impact of microenterprise services at the individual level. Washington, DC: Assessing the Impact of Microenterprise Services (AIMS). (94K pdf)
Dunn, E., Kalaitzandonakes, N. & Valdivia, C. (1996).
Risk and the impacts of microenterprise services. Washington, DC: AIMS. (133K pdf)
Kula, O., Choudhary, V., & Batzdorff, L. (2005).
Integrating micro- and small scale enterprises into productive markets: A discussion paper. (MicroReport no. 29). [Washington, DC]: USAID. (227K pdf)
Microfinance in Latin America and the Caribbean, resources from Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
NGO Management Association, resources for organizational development, performance management, finances, human resources and communications.
Sebstad, J. & Chen, G. (1996).
Overview of studies on the impact of microenterprise credit. Washington, DC: AIMS. (170K pdf)
Small Business in British Columbia, on-line small business workshop. Covers a wide-range of aspects concerned primarily with starting a small business.
Virtual Library on Microcredit and Microfinance, a definitive and renowned site on microcredit.
Beam Exchange. (2018).
What is a market system?
Dunn, E., Sebstad, J., Batzdorff, L., & Parsons, H. (2006).
Lessons learned on MSE upgrading in value chains: A synthesis paper. (Microreport #71). Washington, DC: USAID. (386K pdf)
Gereffi, G., Humphrey, J., & Sturgeon, T. (2005).
The governance of global value chains. Review of International Political Economy, 12(1), 78-104. (StFX only)
Kaplinsky, R. & Morris, M. (2000).
A handbook for value chain research. (497K pdf)
Kula, O., Downing, J., & Field, M. (2006).
Globalization and the small firm: An industry value chain approach to economic growth and poverty reduction. (MicroReport no. 42). [Washington, DC]: USAID. (621K pdf)
Laven, A. & Pyburn, R. (Eds.). (2012).
Challenging chains to change: Gender equity in agricultural value chain development. Amsterdam: Royal Tropical Institute. (10.13 Mb pdf)
Value chain development wiki.
Mayoux, L. & Mackie, G. (2007).
Making the strongest links: A practical guide to mainstreaming gender analysis in value chain development. Addis Ababa: ILO. (1.83 Mb pdf)
McVay, M. & Snelgrove, A. (2007).
Program design for value chain initiatives: Information to Action: a toolkit series for market development practitioners. [n.l.]: MEDA.
Meyer-Stamer, J. & Waltring, F. (2007).
Linking value chain analysis and the "Making markets work better for the poor" concept. Final version. Paper prepared for the pilot project Innovative approaches to private sector development. (1.46 Mb pdf)
Mitchell, J. & Coles, C. (Eds.). (2011).
Markets and rural poverty: Upgrading in value chains. London: Earthscan. TechnoServe. (2018).
What is a market system?
Value chain development, ILO publications and practical guides.
Value chain program design: Promoting market-based solutions for MSME and industry competitiveness. (2014). Arlington, VA: Action for Enterprise. (567K pdf)
Action for Enterprise (AFE) strives to be a global leader, innovator and trainer in reducing poverty through private sector promotion in developing countries.
Acumen invests in companies, leaders, and ideas that are changing the way the world tackles poverty.
Albu, M. & Schneider, H. (2008).
Making markets work for poor: Comparing M4P and SLA frameworks: case studies. United Kingdom: Springfield Centre, on behalf of the Fauno consortium. (459K pdf)
Baldwin, R. (2011).
Trade and industrialisation after globalisation's 2. (NBER working paper 17716). Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research. (507K pdf) nd unbundling: How building and joining a supply chain are different and why it matters
Basu, K. (2006).
Globalization, poverty, and inequality: What is the relationship? What can be done? World Development, 34(8), 1361-1373. (StFX only)
Caribbean Farmers Network, connects farmers with information and resources to improve their agricultural livelihoods.
CGIAR, the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research.
Conservation Agriculture (CA), aims to achieve sustainable and profitable agriculture and to improve livelihoods of farmers.
Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED) contains a database on developing value chains, linkages and service markets.
EnterWeb: the knowledge portal for small business, contains business resource material.
Esterhuizen, D., Van Rooyen, C. J., & D'Haese, L. (2001).
Determinants of competitiveness in the South African agro-food and fibre complex. (Working paper no. 2001-06). Pretoria: University of Pretoria. (64K pdf)
Farrington, J., Ramasut, T. & Walker, J. (2002).
Sustainable livelihoods approaches in urban areas: General lessons, with illustrations from Indian cases. (Working paper 162). London: Overseas Development Institute. (326K pdf)
Free Management Library for For-Profit and Nonprofit Organizations, virtual library for a wealth of subjects.
Haggblade, S. & Gamser, M. (1991).
A field manual for subsector practitioners: Tools for microenterprise programs: nonfinancial assistance section. [n.l.]: USAID. (3.5 Mb pdf)
Globalization and inequality. In (pp. 31-65). Washington, DC: IMF. (1.37 Mb pdf) World economic outlook: Globalization and inequality
IMF. (2012, December 3).
IMF adopts institutional view on capital flows.
In profit and out of poverty: The business case for engaging with poor farmers in Bangladesh's dairy sector (Learning & policy series briefing paper no. 3). (2012). London: Care International.
IRIS is a catalog of performance metrics used by a majority of impact investors. It is an initiative of the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing.
Kanji, N., MacGregor, J. & Tacoli, C. (2005).
Understanding market-based livelihoods in a globalising world: combining approaches and methods. [n.l.]: IIED.
Key Sheets for sustainable livelihoods were published from 1997-2003 by the Department for International Development (DFID).
Khosla, P. (2012).
Young women: Life choices and livelihoods in poor urban areas. Johannesburg: ActionAid. (3.39 Mb pdf)
Lankes, H. P. (2002).
Market access for developing countries. Finance & Development, 39(3).
Lusby, F. (2004).
Terms used in enterprise development: Rethinking "BDS": a thinkpiece from the SEEP network. (64K pdf)
Microfinance Gateway, large online library for microfinance and microenterprise.
Mulugeta, M. S. (2009).
Determinants of livelihood strategies of urban women: The case of female household heads in Wolenchiti Town, Ethiopia. Dublin: Kimmage DSC (KDSC). (128K pdf)
Nicholls, J., et al. (2012).
A guide to social return on investment. Edited by S. Cupitt. [n.l.]: SROI Network. (4.39 Mb pdf)
Prolinnova a multistakeholder programme to promote local innovation in ecologically oriented agriculture and natural resource management.
Publications and tools from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Knowledge Management Unit.
Schmukler, S. (2004).
Benefits and risks of financial globalization: Challenges for developing countries. (156K pdf)
Seeds of Survival (SoS), a program promoting long-term food security for farming communities in developing countries. From USC Canada.
Shepherd, A. (2007).
Approaches to linking producers to markets: A review of experiences to date. (Agricultural management, marketing and finance occasional paper no. 13). Rome: FAO. (1.04 Mb pdf)
Small Business Advancement National Center (SBANC), University of Arkansas business development page.
Unleashing entrepreneurship: Making business work for the poor. (2004). New York: UNDP.
La Via Campesina, a movement promoting gender parity and social justice in fair economic relations; preservation of land, water, seeds and other natural resources; food sovereignty; and sustainable agricultural production based on small producers.
Wade, R. H. (2004).
Is globalization reducing poverty and inequality? World Development, 32(4), 567-589. (StFX only)
Watkins, K. (2002).
Making globalization work for the poor. Finance & Development, 39/1.