Marie Michael Library
Livelihoods and Markets
- Agrilinks, achieving agriculture-led food security through knowledge sharing.
- Marketlinks shares good practice in inclusive market development.
- Science Direct, a database of Elsevier journals. (StFX only)
- SEEP Network, practitioner organizations dedicated to combating poverty through promoting inclusive markets and financial systems.
- SpringerLink journal database. (StFX only)
Livelihoods and Markets
- Carloni, A. S. & Crowley, E. (2005). Rapid guide for missions: Analysing local institutions and livelihoods: guidelines. Rome: FAO.
- 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.
- Market systems approaches, or Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) reduce poverty by enhancing the ways that the poor interact with markets.
- 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
- Digital Archives and resources from the Antigonish Movement – a people’s movement for economic and social justice that began in Nova Scotia during the 1920s.
- Mathie, A. & Ghore, Y. (2011). Innovative types of formal member-based organizations (MBOs): Towards an analysis of trends and a guide to MBO potential. Technical report to IDRC identifying MBO trends and potential. Antigonish, NS: Coady Institute. (1.26 Mb pdf)
- CARANA Corporation. (2012). Catalyzing farm to market linkages: Market Linkages Initiative, East Africa. [Video]. (9:50 min.)
- Coady Institute. (2012). Dr. Vandana Shiva on Just Food. [Video]. (38:47 min.)
- Coady Institute. (2012). Can business save the world? Dr. Michael Edwards. [Video]. (10:14 min.)
- Skoll World Forum. (2009). Social entrepreneurs: Pioneering social change. [Video]. (9:03 min.) The film gives an overview of the field and progress made over the last three decades.
- 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)
- 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)
- Virtual Library on Microcredit and Microfinance, a definitive and renowned site on microcredit.
- Beam Exchange. (2018). What is a market system?
- Chan, M.-W. (2010). Improving opportunities for women in smallholder-based supply chains: Business case and practical guidance for international food companies: the guide. [n.l.]: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. (5.06 Mb pdf)
- Appendix: Case studies. (1.40 Mb pdf)
- Charette, D. (2011). A portfolio approach to value chain development programs (MicroReport 169). [n.l.]: USAID. (217K pdf)
- FIELD Facilitation Working Group. (2008). Cycle 1: Defining lead firms and principles of facilitation(Working paper). (97K pdf)
- FIELD Facilitation Working Group. (2008). Cycle 2: Methods for identifying and selecting lead firms(Working paper). (199K pdf)
- FIELD Facilitation Working Group. (2009). Cycle 3: Structuring and managing collaboration with lead firms (Working paper). (873K pdf)
- FIELD Facilitation Working Group. (2009). Cycle 4: Interventions with lead firms (Working paper). (244K pdf)
- FIELD Facilitation Working Group. (2009). Cycle 5: Addressing weak / nonexistent functions in the value chain (Working paper). (162K pdf)
- 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)
- GTZ. (2015). GTZ guidelines for value chain selection: Integrating economic, environmental, social and institutional criteria. Bonn, Germany: GTZ. (1.17 Mb pdf)
- Hakemulder, R. (2015). Value chain development for decent work: How to create employment and improve working conditions in targeted sectors. (2nd ed.) Geneva: ILO. (937K pdf)
- 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)
- MarketLinks. (n.d.). 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)
- 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.
- Statham, C. (2012). Making the case for mobile money: A look at social cash transfers for development(FIELD brief no. 19). (238K pdf)
- 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.
- 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.
- Free Management Library for For-Profit and Nonprofit Organizations, virtual library for a wealth of subjects.
- 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.
- Microfinance Gateway, large online library for microfinance and microenterprise.
- 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.
- Seeds of Survival (SoS), a program promoting long-term food security for farming communities in developing countries. From USC Canada.
- Small Business Advancement National Center (SBANC), University of Arkansas business development page.
- 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.
- 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 2nd unbundling: How building and joining a supply chain are different and why it matters. (NBER working paper 17716). Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research. (507K pdf)
- Basu, K. (2006). Globalization, poverty, and inequality: What is the relationship? What can be done? World Development, 34(8), 1361-1373. (StFX only)
- 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)
- IMF. (2007). Globalization and inequality. In World economic outlook: Globalization and inequality (pp. 31-65). Washington, DC: IMF. (1.37 Mb pdf)
- 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.
- 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)
- 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)
- Schmukler, S. (2004). Benefits and risks of financial globalization: Challenges for developing countries. (156K pdf)
- 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)
- Unleashing entrepreneurship: Making business work for the poor. (2004). New York: UNDP.
- 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.