Inclusive economic growth creates opportunities for all people to engage through their labor and assets to meet market demand.
Jun 02, 2020
The Lab has put together a user-friendly guide on how to quickly carry out the end-to-end process of a market systems analysis.
May 27, 2020
This post shares a new report from Mercy Corps highlighting how government restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19 has impacted businesses, supply chain, markets and local economies.
May 21, 2020
Private Sector Engagement (PSE) is a strategic approach to international development through which USAID consults, strategizes, aligns, and collaborates with the private sector for greater scale, sustainability, and effectiveness of development or humanitarian outcomes.
May 20, 2020
In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, donors and development agencies will have to combine immediate and long-term responses to support the economic recovery in developing countries.
May 20, 2020
This blog post highlights how the RisiAlbania project, which sponsors youth employment and skills training programs in Albania, has invested in and adapted online learning and collaboration to local contexts in the face of COVID-19.
May 18, 2020
While women are making progress in attracting venture capital and angel funding, they still are vastly underrepresented in the funding league tables.
May 14, 2020
The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth recently collaborated with Mercy Corp's virtual mentoring program, MicroMentor, to deliver an Arabic platform in Jordan and the MENA region.
May 07, 2020
How do agricultural households make decisions about the uptake of new practices or inputs alongside savings, credit, and insurance products? MEDA INNOVATE shares learnings on the potential of non-traditional finance to enable agricultural innovation adoption among smallholder farmers.
May 01, 2020
This blog highlights a resource from The Lab at the International Labour Organization provides market systems analysis results and recommendations from the tourism sector in seven countries.
Apr 10, 2020
Sylvia Natukunda is feeling the effects of COVID-19. As the founder of Farm Reap, a Kampala, Uganda-based company that produces five flavors of yogurt, she is putting together a game plan on how to keep her business profitable.
Apr 03, 2020
This post introduces a resource from the United Nations Development Program and explores gender inequality and gender social norms.
Mar 11, 2020
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.
Mar 02, 2020
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.
Feb 27, 2020
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.
Feb 20, 2020
This learning brief explores how improved male engagement can further strengthen Savings Groups as a platform for financial inclusion and women’s economic empowerment.
Feb 18, 2020
This blog highlights observations and insights from time in Afghanistan and the Road to Jobs project.