Market actors respond to the opportunities and constraints shaped by rules and norms at the global, national, or local levels.
Quality agricultural index insurance plays a valuable role in shifting the dynamics of poverty and resilience. This post is part two of a five-part series on agricultural index insurance for economic development.
Learn how a minimum quality standard for agricultural index insurance protects farmers, safeguards markets, and promotes sustainable resilience.
Learn about innovations in agricultural index insurance to help build a future of prosperity and resilience for small-scale farmers and pastoralists worldwide.
While these kinds of benefits can promote food security and resilience, effectively implementing agricultural index insurance in developing economies around the world has been a challenge.
Aug 26, 2020
CARE is pleased to share Left Out and Left Behind: Ignoring Women Will Prevent Us from Solving the Hunger Crisis , a new report on the importance of tackling gender inequality in response to the COVID-19 and hunger crises. Despite the significant roles women play in food systems, global responses...
Aug 18, 2020
The White House–led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative brings new energy and a comprehensive approach to our mission at USAID.
Aug 05, 2020
The Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA)-funded SCALE Award is seeking examples of creative program adaptations resulting from COVID-19-related challenges in the sectors of agriculture, natural resource management (NRM), and alternative livelihoods. Under the Creative Adaptation Award , the...
Jul 24, 2020
To strengthen economic prosperity in the Kingdom of Jordan, bolster female employment.
Jul 13, 2020
#SEEP2020 is going 100% virtual! We see this as an opportunity to diverge from our traditional request for session proposals to a more experimental, participatory, and flexible model.
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.