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December 2018

Access to Water is Not Equal: This Framework Can Help

Dec 18 2018

When it comes to addressing inequality, water management needs improvement. Analysis often lacks the tools and granular data to detect the disparities that underlie inequality. For example, a model might show that water supply is plentiful at the basin level—without revealing that remote, small farms within that basin struggle with scarcity. The result is a water […]

At the Intersection of Business and Human Rights

Dec 17 2018

As we enter the holiday season, more and more consumers look for “kind” gifts, checking that the products are made sustainably and that no forced or child labor was involved in their production. This increased consumer scrutiny reflects an expanded awareness of the damage that some business practices may cause. Whether it is the environmental […]
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How Women Are Driving Change in Kathmandu

Dec 17 2018

A Winrock Legacy Story Maya Ghalan is piloting her electric vehicle along the bumpy roads of Kathmandu, Nepal. In the last 15 years, she has logged thousands of miles in the scrappy three-wheeled electric minibus the Nepalis call a safa tempo. It’s part of an improbable fleet of more than 700 electric vehicles that have […]

Winrock’s Innovation Fund Receives $576,302 from U.S. Department of Commerce to Support Arkansas Entrepreneurs

Dec 13 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — December 13, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that Winrock International has been awarded a $576,302 grant for the Innovation Fund (I-Fund) through the Economic Development Administration’s Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) program. “Entrepreneurs use their skills and creativity to turn ideas into successful businesses serving customers in their local […]

Securing a Sustainable Future

Dec 10 2018

  As we round off our second year of implementing the Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP), we’re celebrating! Thanks to funding from USAID and support from our consortium of partners, we’ve accomplished so much over the last twelve months. In the last fiscal year, we have: Completed a series of six methodological toolkits to guide water security programming. Begun or […]

Putting the Tea in ‘VC-RD’

Dec 3 2018

By Tim May The USAID-funded Value Chains in Rural Development (VC-RD) project in Myanmar has produced a stellar coffee success story, with more than 350 tons of specialty coffee exported to buyers around the world after the project’s first full coffee harvest season, offering Burmese smallholder coffee farmers more than three times the amount per […]