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The USAID Private Sector Engagement Team is excited to launch the new Finance Wiki on Marketlinks. This resource is intended to help development practitioners deepen their knowledge of development finance.
COVID-19 is a crisis that will have a global economic impact for months to come. This April, we wanted to highlight a few blog posts that show how practitioners around the world are stepping up to support market systems.
USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning Senior Economist Peter Richards reflects on the potential impact of a global recession and drop in commodity prices on economic growth in the global south.
This post introduces a resource from the United Nations Development Program and explores gender inequality and gender social norms.
This J-PAL literature review draws from 160 randomized and natural experiments in low and middle-income countries to distill key lessons on what we know about supporting women’s agency based on quantitative evidence.
USAID is seeking Concept Notes from organizations interested in building the professional capabilities of scientists and technical experts to advance innovative solutions to development challenges.
This post shares recommendation from The SEEP Network to help organizations consider how best to support Savings Groups and their members during the COVID-19 crisis. This guidance draws on experiences working with Savings Groups during times of crises including conflict, natural disasters and epidemics, such as Ebola.
COVID-19 poses health and economic risks for savings groups as markets falter and mobility and community gathering are restrained. This post highlights guidance from CARE to help implementers consider how best to support savings groups and their members during this crisis.
This guidance serves as a general reference for USAID’s implementing partners around topics related to the ongoing response to COVID-19.
The USAID BIZ+ program in Sri Lanka helped small and medium-sized businesses sustainably and effectively accelerate and grow. This work created over 8,000 jobs and leveraged over $22 million in private sector investment. This post highlights the program and the new Enterprise Development Report.