Market facilitation catalyzes market actors to create durable change for more competitive, inclusive, and resilient market systems.
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.
Sep 18, 2020
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is seeking proposals on "Conducting a Diagnosis on Informality in Targeted Intervention Areas of the PROSPECTS Programme in Uganda." Application Submission and Procedure Interested applicants should submit their technical and financial proposal as well as...
Sep 11, 2020
At first sight, Lebanon and Uganda might not have a lot in common. Yet when it comes to hosting displaced persons, some similarities start to emerge: together, the two countries host an estimated 2.7 million forcibly displaced, making them two of the largest refugee host countries worldwide. For...
Sep 11, 2020
This post was originally posted on Agrilinks and was written by Prachi Patel. Agriculture sustains the Ethiopian economy , and access to irrigation here is critical for food security. Now, in the wake of COVID-19, the World Food Programme estimates acute hunger will double worldwide, with concern...
Field research from from around the world is finding that resilience to climate-related shocks can encourage rural families to invest more for higher productivity, creating new opportunities for greater prosperity.
Sep 02, 2020
This post was originally published on The Seep Network 's blog and was written by Markets in Crises Community of Practice. The Markets in Crises Community of Practice (MiC) recently hosted a 6-week online discussion series on market-based programming (MBP) in the age of COVID, covering four main...
Sep 15, 2020
Please join us on September 15 to discuss how can we leverage market systems as part of our response to COVID-19.
Sep 01, 2020
This post was originally published on Agrilinks and was written by Alison Harrell and Gerson Morales. Smallholder farmers have the potential to play an increasing role in feeding the world through the sustainable supply of key agricultural commodities. However, most smallholder farmers lack funds...
Aug 25, 2020
By Aatif Somji (ILO) Based on the research brief ‘Child’s Play’ . This blog was originally posted on BEAM Exchange . The COVID-19 crisis and ensuing confinement has brought to the fore a key constraint to women’s economic empowerment: the unequal, gendered distribution of unpaid care work. Even...
Aug 21, 2020
This blog was originally posted on Agrilinks and was written by Jamie Holbrook. In our recent webinar discussing the findings from the Feed the Future Advancing Women’s Empowerment (AWE) landscape analysis and case studies on women and youth inclusion in agricultural market systems, we were joined...
Aug 10, 2020
The ILO Lab and the Mastercard Foundation joined forces to explore how a market systems approach can address the challenge of decent work for Africa’s youth.
In Somalia, USAID is helping blunt the economic impact of COVID-19 by supporting financial institutions and contributing to Somalis’ ability to cope with, and build resilience to, the COVID-19 crisis.
Aug 12, 2020
Learn how 3 organizations using TaroWorks' offline mobile field service app to deliver sanitation services, provide clean energy products, and enhance supply chain management are deploying mobile and cloud tech to serve customers and beneficiaries while keeping field agents safe.
Jul 31, 2020
Frenki Kozeli, Julian Guelig, and Dany Khy share three approaches to forming private sector engagement partnerships that can be replicated and tailored across development contexts.
Oct 26, 2020 to Oct 30, 2020
The SEEP Annual Conference is a unique forum where we debate bold ideas, learn openly from our failures, and challenge our own assumptions to build the next generation of development solutions.
Aug 06, 2020
On August 6th, Marketlinks and Agrilinks explored gender and youth-specific constraints and opportunities in agriculture and supporting market systems.
Aug 06, 2020
This webinar will feature several models and donor perspectives for facilitating market linkages for vulnerable adolescent girls and young women in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.