Living through Crises: How the Food, Fuel and Financial Shocks Affect the Poor
Living Through Crises: How the Food, Fuel and Financial Shocks Affect the Poor, by Rasmus Heltberg, Naomi Hossain and Anna Reva, is a joint World Bank and IDS publication that can be read free online. The book looks at how these various shocks affect the poor, especially women, and how they are coping. A key part of these coping strategies is to rely on informal networks, rather than governments.
I am just reading the book and am impressed. The writing is clear and free of jargon, and respectful. And the book appears to include a lot of very useful information that can be helpful to women's organizations in showing, and supporting, the work they do at the community level.
You can read this book online at http://issuu.com/world.bank.publications/docs/9780821389409