Synthesis Report: AMAP KG Economic Recovery Amid Conflict Case Studies
May 1, 2008 | by
USAID’s AMAP Knowledge Generation (KG) research on Microfinance amid Conflict3 began in 2003 with a focus on identifying best practices among microfinance organizations in conflict countries. This was later expanded to examine particular populations impacted by war, specifically youth. The focus of research during the last two years of the project has been the role of microfinance within broader economic recovery efforts after conflict. This shift was due to many broader shifts in the countries where conflicts are currently active and in the approaches applied by relief and development organizations, donors and others working in these environments. While there were numerous successes, as noted above, there were still many questions around the broader peace-building and economic recovery agendas of agencies working in these contexts and it was not clear how or in what ways microfinance programming was contributing to the broader recovery and peace objectives.
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