Market actors respond to the opportunities and constraints shaped by rules and norms at the global, national, or local levels.
EEFS has developed an analytical guidance document that identifies factors in the enabling environment that support animal source food (ASF) market system success and informs the design of customized field-based enabling environment analysis for ASF systems.
Jul 07, 2020
Policymakers and development agencies alike have used Information Technology (IT) as a catalyst for economic development. This technology has been applied to build workforce productivity, accelerate economic development, and improve the business enabling environment.
Jun 25, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to bear the detrimental effects of poor connectivity. As schools, offices, health organizations, and individuals become more reliant upon the internet, more than 3.5 billion unconnected people around the world are at a significant disadvantage.
Jun 12, 2020
In many developing countries, the companies that build, supply, and sell clean energy solutions have difficulty obtaining bank loans or other financing to expand their businesses or reach new markets. This blog shares how Power Africa is working with the Climate Economic Analysis for Development, Investment and Resilience (CEADIR) Activity to support off-grid energy companies in Rwanda.
In a four-part blog series, the EEFS project explores a central question: what enables cross-border trade for safe foods?
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 13, 2020
This post provides information on how to apply for the 2020 Digital Development Awards hosted by USAID's Global Development Lab, including eligibility criteria and award categories.
May 08, 2020
How women, gender equality, and social norms are critical to recovering from the COVID-19 crisis.
May 06, 2020
Since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic, CARE has prioritized supporting groups to lead their own COVID-19 responses. The groups are rising to the occasion.
May 05, 2020
CARE’s experience points to massive market disruptions and food insecurity as a result of quarantine, restrictions on mobility, and a sudden diversion of additional resources into the immediate pandemic response.
Apr 28, 2020
This guidance details illustrative programming for USAID Missions to consider and adapt to country and community context to support safe and functioning food markets, while maximizing safety precautions to limit coronavirus transmission.
Apr 27, 2020
This blog post highlights a resource from the SEEP Network that presents lessons learned on how to design & implement interventions that can pave the way for women’s digital financial empowerment across the MENA region and more widely.
Apr 22, 2020
This post shares guidance from the SEEP Network on how to apply the Minimum Economic Recovery Standards in a COVID-19 response.
Apr 22, 2020
This post analyzes the economic implications on food security caused by COVID-19 in relation to previous Ebola outbreaks.
In this article, the Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security project raises the potential impacts of COVID-19 on food systems in developing countries and the need for rapid examination as the crisis unfolds to inform evidence-based decision-making.
Apr 16, 2020
This post introduces a new policy brief from CARE sharing potential gendered implications of COVID-19 and recommendations for development and government actors.
Apr 13, 2020
This blog post explores how one USAID initiative got banks on board to provide $1 billion in services in rural Colombia and how this approach can be applied in different contexts.
Apr 10, 2020
The new "NTF4Ag: Emerging Lessons and New Frontiers" report brings together key results, insights, and lessons from the case studies, pilots, and cross-cutting research conducted by MEDA and its partners from 2017-2020.
Apr 03, 2020
This post introduces a resource from the United Nations Development Program and explores gender inequality and gender social norms.
Apr 02, 2020
This J-PAL literature review draws from 160 randomized and natural experiments in low and middle-income countries to distill key lessons on what we know about supporting women’s agency based on quantitative evidence.