Market participation requires a range of financial solutions and investments to meet the needs of individuals, households, and firms as well as to meet national and sub-national financing requirements for infrastructure, which enable market-led development. Catalyzing private financing requires an ecosystem approach that includes the financial sector infrastructure itself.
Mar 21, 2019
Women lead approximately one-third of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in emerging markets but remain disproportionately underserved. They often face less favorable terms for financing and limited access to essential resources needed to build, sustain, and grow their businesses.
Mar 12, 2019
Among the entrepreneurs supported by USAID's Partnering to Accelerate Entrepreneurship (PACE) Initiative, those businesses that were owned by women grew both revenues and jobs significantly faster.
Mar 27, 2019
Join The SEEP Network for a webinar to hear an overview of government policies and programming in the sector across Africa, including key trends.
Mar 05, 2019
USAID is accepting submissions to the annual Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Case Competition until Friday, April 12.
Mar 01, 2019
This post highlights a resource form the Collaborative for Frontier Finance (Omidyar Network / Dutch Good Growth Fund [DGGF]).
Feb 28, 2019
This post highlights a new resource from It is well established that women’s participation is essential for growing economies—and that inclusive growth is critical to creating sustainable peace.
Feb 22, 2019
This resource highlights research from the Mobile Money for the Poor (MM4P) program at the United Nations Capital Development Program exploring labour pains and the difficulties that can extend over a lifetime as women face complex financial decisions.
Mar 12, 2019
Join Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation for this webinar to learn more about the key takeaways to design a successful strategy for agricultural research leading to commercialization.
Feb 19, 2019
These infographics describe the key findings on the rise of African digital platforms and platform workers in 8 African countries.
Feb 07, 2019
This post introduces a January 2019 brief from Innovations for Poverty Action and explores open questions to better guide research and program toolkits for economic recovery and finaicial inclusion to build resilence.
Oct 14, 2019 to Oct 15, 2019
The 2019 Cracking the Nut Conference will take place on October 14-15, 2019 at the King Fahd Palace Hotel in Dakar, Senegal. The conference will focus on balancing public concerns for food security with private, market-based solutions.
Feb 05, 2019
This report from the Feed the Future AMA Innovation Lab explores programming research in the areas of Inclusive Market Access, Risk Management and Resilience, and Rural and Agricultural Finance.
Jan 30, 2019
This post introduces a report that synthesizes findings on livelihoods from research projects that took place over five years in eight countries affected by fragility and conflict as part of the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium.
This post introduces the November 2018 GeoPoll Report: A Guide To Conducting Research In Emerging Markets.
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 17, 2018
How can implementers use blended finance to mobilize capital? Chemonics and LixCap share their experiences with sequencing and explore its potential.
Dec 11, 2018
To what extent do Savings Groups reach and effectively serve vulnerable populations? And how can we do better? Savings Groups provide access to basic financial services in underserved markets and contribute to both financial inclusion and broader development objectives. The community-managed model...