Approaches to economic growth should start with analysis, consider public and private contributions, and leverage possibilities across all sectors.
Dec 18, 2018
This week, Chief Economist Dr. Louise Fox, and Susan Wilder, Policy Advisor on finance and private sector development, celebrate the launch of the Agency’s new Private Sector Engagement Policy with a blog on why economic analysis is critical for effective implementation.
Dec 03, 2018
This post provides details about a funding opportunity from the USAID-supported Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program.
This post introduces a document published by The Seep Network and highlights lessons shared by participants during the Regional Network Summit about promoting responsible financial inclusion in Rwanda.
This post shares insights from a 2017 Practitioner Learning Group (PLG) on "Shifting Social Norms in the Economy to Create Change at Scale" by The Seep Network.
The SEEP Network published a new state of practice report that provides a comprehensive overview of the inclusion of vulnerable populations in Savings Groups.
This study examines several observed risks that merit attention from stakeholders who are creating and supporting Savings Groups. The findings serve as an initial evidence base on which to monitor, investigate, and address the risks faced by these groups.
Nov 20, 2018
USAID issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) to seek participants to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate to identify new and innovative solutions to address the challenge of how to most effectively expand access to financing on terms and conditions (lower interest rates
Nov 09, 2018
A new report from the ISF Advisors, with support from the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, highlights the current status and future development of agricultural insurance for smallholder farmers.
Nov 04, 2018
This post looks at how blockchain in agribusiness is making a positive impact already with real, live use cases and companies making cost-savings and improving efficiencies.
Oct 26, 2018
Policymakers throughout the world are emphasizing farmer cooperatives as a strategy to include smallholders in agricultural value chains and to enhance their incomes.
Oct 22, 2018
In this post, read about how Feed the Future's Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Prize selected Reel Fruit to receive acceleration services. ReelFruit is dried fruit and nuts packaging and distribution business in Nigeria.
For poor women around the world, their two hands are often their most important ticket out of poverty. If they can find paid wage work in the same way that men do, it not only improves their own physical welfare, but also contributes to greater GDP growth.
The USAID Feed the Future Bangladesh Agricultural Value Chains (AVC) activity, implemented by DAI, aims to develop long-term food security in the Southern Delta Region of Bangladesh.
Sep 06, 2018
The following case study presents an overview of the Feed the Future Agricultural Value Chains systemic change framework.
Learn about innovations in agricultural index insurance to help build a future of prosperity and resilience for small-scale farmers and pastoralists worldwide.
USAID and UC Davis are partnering to establish the world's first quality certification for agricultural index insurance in Kenya. The QUIIC certification will help ensure that products for small-scale farmers across East Africa truly can promote long-term resilience.