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    PUMA: Solidarity economy in Pumarejo, Spain

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    The Community Exchange Scheme in the Pumarejo neighbourhood of Seville is one of many examples of solidarity economies rooted in alternative forms of exchange. Based on an alternative social currency, the Puma, the scheme supports collective decision-making, localised consumption, and the redeployment of under-utilised skills and competencies.
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    National Street Vendor Association: Lobbying for a national urban street vendor policy in India

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    The National Street Vendor Association (NASVI) in India is an association of Indian street vendor organisations working to protect the rights of vendors across the country through sustainable macro-level policy interventions. Engineered and promoted by NASVI, the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act was passed by the Parliament of India in 2014.
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    Participatory guarantee systems in Tanzania: Locally focused quality assurance systems

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGSs) are alternative certification schemes for organic products, built on trust and social networks, and intended for local markets. In contrast to third party export-oriented certification schemes, farmers working with PGSs are directly involved in the implementation of the system.
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    W.L. Gore & Associates Inc.: Workplace democracy in a transnational corporation

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    W. L. Gore and Associates (Gore) is a privately-held multinational company founded in 1958. Since its founding, it has operated through a "lattice" system of employee self-management which is said to verge on true workplace participatory democracy.
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    'Empresas recuperadas': Argentina's recovered factory movement

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    The ‘empresas recuperadas' or worker-recovered enterprise movement in Argentina emerged as a response to the country's sovereign debt crisis of 2001, with workers fighting for their right to run abandoned factories. Central to the movement is an ethos of solidarity, with worker-owned enterprises based on horizontal authority, collective decision-making and shared returns from the business
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    Linking participation with economic advancement: PEKKA case study

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    Grass-roots member-owned cooperatives for female heads of households in rural Indonesia (PEKKA) empower the women members through three economic activities: community-based microfinance through savings and borrowing; a closed trading and marketing system, branded as PEKKA Mart; and economic lobbying and advocacy.
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    Deepening impact through a participatory due diligence process

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    Impact investing can create a disconnect between the needs of the people that an investment means to serve and the intentions of the investor.
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    Linking participation and economic advancement. Ghana Civil Society Platform on the IMF Programme: case study

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    Eleven Accra-based civil society organisations (CSOs) working on social accountability, anti-corruption and governance joined forces in November 2014 to influence the design, implementation and monitoring of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)-backed extended credit arrangement for Ghana (2015–18).
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    Linking participation and economic advancement: Buen Vivir Fund case study

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    The Buen Vivir Fund is a participatory impact investment fund operating internationally. It was founded in 2018 by Thousand Currents, a non-governmental organisation, following a co-design process to conceptualise the Fund, initiated in late 2016.
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    Exploring partnerships between academia and disabled persons’ organisations: Lessons learned from collaborative research in Africa

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    In this article, we discuss how our academic research on disability and international development in five African countries has benefited hugely from active collaboration with advocates, practitioners, and policymakers, ultimately ensuring that research evidence is used to inform policy and practice.

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