Accelerating Strategies for Practical Innovation and Research in Economic Strengthening (ASPIRES) project supports evidence-based, gender-sensitive programming to improve the economic security and related health outcomes of highly vulnerable individuals, families, and children.
Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) was a USAID-funded contract (2013-2016) to support programming that fosters inclusive growth through markets. LEO's learning agenda focused on inclusion and a systems approach to markets, advancing research and practice in inclusive market development.
USAID's Women's Leadership in Small & Medium Enterprises (WLSME) initiative expanded the frontiers of this field to generate new learning about which interventions for women's entrepreneurship in SMEs work best in different developing country contexts. The resources on this site cover the external constraints, human capital constraints, information and network constraints, and risk challenges that businesswomen face.