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Sustainability of rural development projects – Best practices and lessons learned by IFAD in Asia

IFAD’s undertook a multiphased research process to provide guidance on sustainability, with the ultimate aim of ensuring the lasting development impact of IFAD-funded operations. The research study involved, a comprehensive desk review, followed by a series of case studies highlighting best practices, constraints and lessons learned in achieving sustainability in selected countries. This paper represents […]

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Communication that Counts: Lessons from SA Social Investors

This GrantCraft guide focuses on communicating for impact in the South African context. Through a partnership with Tshikululu Social Investments, we bring you lessons and experiences in communicating for impact from grantmakers, foundations and others involved in social investment in South Africa.

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CSI: Communication Challenges facing JSE listed organisations

Corporate Social Responsibility is an issue with a growing business value in South Africa. The increasing emphasis on CSI is affecting the relationship between organisations and their various stakeholders, such as investors, customers, vendors, suppliers, employees, communities and government. The stakeholders of an organisation play a vital role in the process of CSI planning and […]

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How the Best Employee Volunteer Programs Structure Themselves

As part of the 2005 and 2006 Awards for Excellence in Workplace Volunteer Programs, managed by the Points of Light Foundation, an independent panel of judges honored a total of 36 Employee Volunteer Programs (EVPs) as finalists, 11 of which subsequently won. Using these 36 organizations as models, the Benchmarks of Excellence series presents descriptive […]

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Social assistance and the’dependency syndrome’

This policy brief looks at pros and cons of social assistance and the factors that  hinder the progress of social assistance programmes, including the ‘dependency syndrome’. It argues that in some instances social assistance in chronic poverty situations can actually assists beneficiaries to be less dependent.

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Mainstreaming the Environment & Sustainable Development in IDP’s – A Roadmap for Green Projects in the Western Cape

This document serves as a roadmap which aims to support efforts towards mainstreaming sustainable development within municipal Integrated Development Plans (IDPs). It is intended to assist officials in identifying Local Economic Development (LED) opportunities that might be available using natural resources, developing these projects, and incorporating these projects into the IDP.

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State of Sustainable Business Survey 2013

This survey provides insights into the world of sustainable business and tracks the successes and challenges faced by corporate sustainability professionals.

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Building Sustainable Communities

This document details the plan of the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements together with the provincial government to to create integrated and sustainable communities throughout the province that can access social and economic opportunities.

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Sustainable Communities and Sustainable Development

A review of the sustainable communities plan in the UK.

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Sustaining and Scaling the Impact of Enterprise Development Programmes SABMiller’s Approach to Strengthening Business Ecosystems

This report explores in depth the approach of one company, SABMiller, which is working to support entrepreneurs in its value chain and broader community by strengthening the wider environment in which they are embedded.