Market facilitation catalyzes market actors to create durable change for more competitive, inclusive, and resilient market systems.
Dec 20, 2018
This paper explores how systemic change happens in shallow markets and the implications for market systems development practitioners. It is based on the experience and lessons learnt by the Market Development Facility in Fiji, Timor-Leste and Pakistan.
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.
Nov 30, 2018
This post highlights a recent publication from the Market Development Facility, funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, that explores the characteristics and implications of shallow markets and provides context to better understand systemic change.
Nov 09, 2018
A new report from the ISF Advisors, with support from the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, highlights the current status and future development of agricultural insurance for smallholder farmers.
Nov 08, 2018
This webinar is the third event in a two-year learning series: "In Practice: Women's Economic Empowerment in Market System," which will feature a thought-provoking sequence of webinars, e-discussions, and practitioner briefs, followed by an in-person learning event.
Nov 12, 2018 to Nov 15, 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Join colleagues from Mercy Corps, USAID, CARE, Save the Children, and Oxfam at #RMELConf2018 to hear panelists discuss financial inclusion, risk management and economic returns on resilience investments, and developing meaningful resilience metrics.
Oct 11, 2018
This new resource from the ISF aims to give funders and financial service providers access to data and example deals to fuel more and smarter investments in smallholder finance.