The Badur Foundation’s bio-briquette project aimed to closely follow and measure manufacturing and usage of bio-briquette in different communities so that the equipment can be tested and the most efficient processes can be identified. The Foundation’s ultimate aim was to find out whether bio-briquette manufacturing can be a standalone and sustainable project to alleviate energy poverty. The lessons learnt were summarised in a Manual (in Hungarian) that you may download here.
This 2017 report commissioned by the Badur Foundation presents the national, regional, and local initiatives aimed at reducing extreme poverty in Hungary to a wider audience. You can download the report in English and in Hungarian.
Reference: György Lukács (2017), Addressing Extreme Poverty in Hungary – How the Development Sector is working with, and for, Communities
This presentation provides background information on the development of the water purification system in Luang Prabang that is supported by Badur Foundation. Click here to download the presentation. To read more about the innovative, solar technology behind this project, click here. You may also watch selected videos on BHP’s youtube channel.
This report analyses the general environment social enterprises face in Hungary, covering the aspects of the regulatory framework, the supporting infrastructure, as well as a snapshot at the social investment field. Download the report here.
The British Library Endangered Archives Programme funds projects worldwide that locate vulnerable archival collections and arrange their transfer to a suitable archive. The Programme funded the scanning and digitizing of an archive of Theravada Buddhist photographs taken in and around Luang Prabang.
The archive contains more than 15,000 single photographs covering 120 years of Buddhist photography. Please click here for further details on the scanning and digitizing project. It is this photography archive which is now housed in the newly renovated archive buildings funded by the Badur Foundation. Please click here for more details on this renovation project.
A Boise State University study proves that low-energy feedstocks can be densified and when combusted produce heat output comparable to higher energy content fuels. Read the study here.
Reference: Owen McDougal, Seth Eidemiller, Nick Weires (2013), Biomass Briquettes: Turning Waste Into Energy, Biomass Magazine, last accessed January 10, 2017 available at http://biomassmagazine.com/articles/5148/biomass-briquettes-turning-waste-into-energy/
This book chapter examines the triggers and patterns of recent migratory processes of Hungarian Roma to Canada based on ethnographic fieldwork and surveys conducted in 2012. Download the full text here.
Reference: Durst, J. (2013): “It is better to be a Gypsy in Canada then being a Hungarian in Hungary”: The ‘new wave’ of Roma migration. In: Vidra Zs.(ed): Roma migration to and from Canada. The Czech, Hungarian and Slovak case. Budapest: CEU CPS. 203–248.
This paper analyses work orientations and family formation strategies among college-educated Romani women in Hungary. Download the full text from Academia (requires sign-in).
Reference: Durst, J. – Fejős, A. – Nyírő, Zs. (2014): “I always felt the Odd One Out”: Work-life balance among graduate Romani women in Hungary. Acta Ethnographica Hungarica, Jun 2014, Vol. 59, Issue 1, pp. 165-190
This article is an answer to the critique put forward by Ladányi and Szelényi on the methodology of ethnic classification used in previous Roma studies. Download the full text.
Reference: Havas, G. – Kemény, I. – Kertesi, G. (2000): A relatív cigány a klasszifikációs küzdőtéren. In: Horváth, Á. – Landau, E. – Szalai, J. (eds.): Cigánynak születni. Tanulmányok, dokumentumok. Budapest: Új Mandátum Kiadó. 193–201.
Drawing on historical and demographic data from the past 150 years, Ivan Szelényi and Janos Ladányi examine how the social conditions of the Roma (Gypsies) has changed over time and across countries.
Reference: Ladányi, J. – Szelényi, I. (2006): Patterns of Exclusion. Constructing Gypsy Ethnicity and the Making of an Underclass in Transitional Societies of Europe. New York: Columbia University Press.
This article provides recent statistics on poverty and social inclusion in the European Union including Hungary and the United Kingdom. Access the article here.
Reference: Eurostat (2016), Europe 2020 indicators - poverty and social exclusion, last accessed January 5, 2017, available at http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/Europe_2020_indicators_-_poverty_and_social_exclusion
This paper provides key definitions of terms widely used in the social enterprise or social investment sector making it easier to understand the variety of concepts used. Download the paper here.
Reference: John Pepin (2014), Social Enterprise and Social Investment - An Overview, Philanthropy Impact Magazine: 6 – SUMMER / AUTUMN 2014, last accessed January 5, 2017, available at http://www.philanthropy-impact.org/sites/default/files/user-uploads/social_enterprise__and_social_investment_an_overview.pdf
This animation gives an overview of the challenging situation experienced by fishermen on Lake Malawi, and specifically the depletion of fish stocks on the lake due to environmentally unfriendly ‘over-fishing’. It also gives an overview of the innovative solar fishing light technology and rental business funded by Badur, which has provided a life-changing and sustainable solution for a number of villages.
This short and beautiful film details the monumental work done by Hans Berger and various novice monks to preserve thousands of important historic photographs from the Buddhist community in Luang Prabang.
This paper looks at social mobility of students from lower socio-economic background. It defines success beyond university entry and describes a range of very important issues relating to student progression and employment outcomes in the context of social mobility. Download the paper here.
Being able to access high quality college education is thought to be a particularly important determinant of later economic success. Yet young people from disadvantaged backgrounds remain significantly underrepresented in the undergraduate population. This research briefing considers a number of factors related to this socioeconomic gap. Access the briefing here.
This comprehensive review considers how vocational education for 14-19 year olds can be improved in England thereby promoting successful progression into the labour market and into higher level education and training routes. Access the review here.
Reference: Alison Wolf (2011), Review of Vocational Education – The Wolf Report, last accessed January 5, 2017, available at https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/180504/DFE-00031-2011.pdf
The report analyses the gap in educational and labour market outcomes between Roma and non-Roma at age 22-23 in Hungary and attributes ethnic differences to factors that affect children in primary schools and in the early childhood. Download the report here.
In 2015 UN Member States adopted a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. You can read about specific projects and actions in Laos related to the main areas of Badur Foundation’s work on the following pages:
This collection of case studies richly describe the operation of after-school programmes (tanoda) in Hungary and the important contribution they make to the competence development of disadvantaged students. Access the collection here.
Reference: Fejes József Balázs, Lencse Máté és Szűcs Norbert szerk. (2016): Mire jó a tanoda? A TanodaPlatform keretében összegyűjtött innovációk, kutatások, történetek. Motiváció Oktatási Egyesület, Szeged, last accessed June 24, 2020, available at http://www.elib.hu/18200/18257/18257.pdf