Inclusive economic growth creates opportunities for all people to engage through their labor and assets to meet market demand.
Oct 03, 2019
This report details findings from a qualitative assessment of the Siyakha Girls pilot conducted by ASPIRES in August 2019.
Sep 19, 2019
This post highlights the USAID-funded Cooperative Development Program, which promotes measurable impacts on women’s earning potential and leadership in cooperative organizations in Rwanda.
Sep 18, 2019
This post introduces USAID’s Creating Economic Opportunities project, which aims to help qualified people find jobs that give them the stability and prosperity they want for their families.
Sep 10, 2019
This post introduces a USAID guidance resource for incorporating resilience into market systems analysis and programming. This resource provides an adaptable process for USAID missions and implementing partners to assess market systems resilience.
Sep 09, 2019
Najib Seguya of the Feed the Future Uganda Youth Leadership in Agriculture (YLA) activity’s Strategic Activities Fund team discusses key considerations to keep in mind when designing a pay-for-results (PfR) program, also known as performance-based financing.
Aug 29, 2019
This is the first in a two-part blog series. It draws on ongoing research in South Sudan funded by USAID/OFDA and implemented by Mercy Corps and the Feinstein International Centre at Tufts University. This post presents research findings on the importance of social connections for coping and recovery.
Aug 29, 2019
Village Enterprise works to end extreme poverty in rural Africa by providing groups of three entrepreneurs with seed capital, training, ongoing mentoring, and support for the formation of Business Savings Groups. This post highlights a $5.32m payment-for-results project in the form of a Development Impact Bond.
Aug 23, 2019
The ASPIRES Zimbabwe DREAMS Job Demand Market Analysis lays out a strategy to support youth employment and microenterprise development programs that place adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in jobs or self-employment, building on a comprehensive job demand market analysis tailored to the situation of AGYW in Zimbabwe.
Aug 19, 2019
This post starts an important evidence-based discussion about why diversity and inclusion are central to addressing complex challenges.
Aug 16, 2019
Listen to Young Women Transform, a new podcast on Youth-led development from USAID's Office of Education exploring lessons about youth-led development.
Aug 14, 2019
This post shares an overview of the Digital Credit and Women's Economic Empowerment Convening 2019 and introduces a resource by the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) that explores four steps in conducting impact evaluations for measuring women's empowerment.
Jul 29, 2019
The Government of Morocco is addressing the challenge of providing youth with skills to enter complex, highly competitive global industries. Morocco's Employability and Land Compact introduces a scalable model for secondary education to improve graduates' employability.
This post introduces a resource highlighting youth training programs implemented in Latin America and the Caribbean.
This post highlights critical questions about youth entrepreneurs and how to build an inclusive system that supports them through both financial and non-financial means
Jul 19, 2019
This brief reviews the evidence from four recent publications to highlight emerging scholarship on vulnerable adolescent girls in sub-Saharan Africa.
Jul 08, 2019
In Moldova, the “golden triangle” of collaboration among industry, government, and academia is transforming the technology sector. Here’s the recipe for success from the Moldova Competitiveness Project.