Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.
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.
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.
This post outlines the importance of a business response to COVID-19 and details the ways in which businesses of all sizes are working to combat the spread of the virus.
USAID provides a series of knowledge products to help global mission staff better integrate agricultural finance into mission activity within the context of the U.S. Government's Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS).
Cambodia has experienced high rates of economic growth and poverty reduction but has struggled to translate the benefits of growth and poverty reduction into equitable access to water and electricity throughout the country.
The Council on Smallholder Agriculture Finance highlights how SMEs play a vital role in agricultural-led development by facilitating access to agronomic training.
This blog post summarizes the Cracking the Nut conference held in October 2019 and presents the downloadable conference report.
EEFS' technical one-pager highlights learning from the full eastern DRC SeedCLIR report, two technical articles, and a global webinar to describe how development actors and policymakers can facilitate an improved enabling environment for seed in DRC through a phased approach.
The USAID Improving Private Sector Competitiveness activity is soliciting proposals from qualified organizations interested in seeking to remove constraints and build the competitiveness of small and growing businesses (SGBs) in Vietnam.
USAID is strengthening the fishing sector in El Salvador to help achieve self-reliance in coastal communities, reducing the need to migrate.
Blended finance has demonstrated the ability to mobilize additional financing for gender-focused projects and companies that advantage women and narrow the gender gap, with a quarter of all blended transactions demonstrating alignment with SDG 5 (Gender Equality) to date.
Access to finance is a major pain point in market systems development, but how can we go beyond traditional financing methods to better reach agricultural businesses?
Building a supportive enabling environment for women agri-entrepreneurs and agricultural wage workers is key to supporting women’s profitable participation in agricultural market systems.
Blended finance is the strategic use of development funds, such as those from government aid and philanthropic sources, to mobilize private capital for social and environment results, such as improving infrastructure, education, agriculture, healthcare, and more.
Marketlinks hosted a webinar on February 19th, 2020 to learn more about the third edition of the Minimum Economic Recovery Standards (MERS). This webinar explored practical guidance and tips for mainstreaming MERS at the donor, institutional and practitioner level.
Sunday, March 8, 2020, is International Women’s Day. Here are some previous blog posts from Marketlinks that detail the advancement of gender equality worldwide.
This post highlights how officials are stimulating economic reform in Jordan by improving the legal rights of borrowers and lenders, implementing digital financial services and access to credit.
Listen to a new podcast from Cardno International Development, Dalberg Advisors, and EcoVentures International as they discuss private sector engagement and share current market systems development trends.