Market facilitation catalyzes market actors to create durable change for more competitive, inclusive, and resilient market systems.
Mar 26, 2020
Marketlinks and USAID INVEST hosted a webinar on March 26, 2020, sharing more about blended finance and how USAID is pioneering its use to meet development goals and support private sector investment.
Feb 06, 2020
On February 6th, Marketlinks, Agrilinks, and the Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security (EEFS) project hosted a webinar examining the enabling environment for agricultural market systems in fragile contexts.
Nov 20, 2019
Washington, District Of Columbia, United States
Marketlinks hosted a seminar on November 20th, 2019 to discuss how some USAID activities are shifting mindsets around co-creating with the private sector, tailoring operational mechanisms, and leveraging partnerships to create change for vulnerable populations.
Aug 08, 2019
Marketlinkshosted a webinar on Thursday, August 8th featuring the authors of a new guidance document, Setting, Pricing, and Administering Performance Metrics in Pay-for-Results Programming. Presenters discussed the Pay-for-Results model and outlined 6 essential steps for project design.
May 14, 2019
Join Marketlinks on Tuesday, May 14th at 9 am EDT for a webinar to hear about the latest global evidence and USAID/Vietnam's SME activity plans, and get ideas for how to design or refresh your SME theory of change .
Apr 17, 2018
On Tuesday, April 17th, Marketlinks will host a webinar featuring USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) and Humanity & Inclusion (HI).
Mar 08, 2018
Join USAID LandLinks, Agrilinks, Marketlinks, and a panel of experts for an interactive online discussion on the Business Case for Land Rights: Private Sector Perspectives on Responsible Land-Based Investment.
Nov 02, 2017
USAID LandLinks is working to support private sector partners to de-risk investments and secure legitimate land rights in order to improve livelihoods and other outcomes for communities affected by investments. LandLinks along with Agrilinks, Microlinks, and a panel of experts held an interactive...
Sep 06, 2017
This webinar discussed the practical adaptations in operational and technical approaches implemented in USAID's Agricultural Value Chain (AVC) activity in Bangladesh to support the application of market systems facilitation. Speakers highlighted key adaptations in technical strategies, monitoring...
Aug 04, 2016
The more we learn about market systems and systemic change, the more we realize that describing these system dynamics is a major challenge. In addition, many tools for describing and monitoring shifts in system dynamics can be inadequate, as it is difficult to gain insight into network structures...
Apr 28, 2016
Natural disasters affect hundreds of millions of people around the globe every year. With each new disaster, development gains are threatened as infrastructure is destroyed and economic opportunities and livelihoods are interrupted or lost, leading to increased poverty. Building resilience and...
Mar 24, 2016
This event explored two new studies on Zambia that review different aspects of the agricultural input supply market evolution. "Scaling Up of Drought-Tolerant Maize in Zambia" was the first of a series of Feed the Future reviews of successful scaling of agricultural technologies. It analyzed...
Dec 17, 2015
What does a smallholder farmer looking to buy a $750 walking tractor and a multinational company looking to build a $500 million power generation plant in Africa share in common? They both need access to financing in order to make those investments. This month’s Microlinks seminar will explore new...
Sep 24, 2015
This webinar focused on innovative behavior change tools that have been applied in agribusiness systems in East Africa and beyond. Market systems development requires key actors to change their business models, promoting economic growth and reducing poverty. However, these changes often require...
Feb 19, 2015
Global employment is a challenge that is daunting both in its scale and its complexity. In Sub-Saharan Africa alone, formal job creation is low and official youth unemployment is high, yet the labor force grows by roughly 8 million people every year. Given these conditions, development...
Jan 29, 2015
Contextual changes characterized by the globalization of agricultural value chains not only influence patterns of production, competition, and trade; they also offer potential for public-private partnerships (PPPs) to achieve development objectives. These PPPs often result in economic growth...
Dec 16, 2014
Establishing lasting business and financial linkages in staple crops is challenging because of their role as both a cash and food security crop, the numerous side-selling options on less demanding markets, and the intrinsic climate risk associated with rain-fed crops. USAID/Senegal’s Projet...
Oct 22, 2014
Individual smallholder farmers cultivate two hectares of land or less, but as a group, they are an economic force: An estimated 500 million smallholders feed close to 2 billion people worldwide. How can the private sector access this vast smallholder market to improve both livelihoods and global...
Sep 17, 2014
Intervening in smallholder agricultural markets can take many operational forms. The facilitation versus implementation framework is one such taxonomy of classifying agriculture interventions. BRAC has been intervening in agricultural markets in Bangladesh as an implementer and an actor in...
Feb 28, 2014
Please join John Magnay, head of Agricultural Finance, and Simona Haiduc, Vice President of International Business Development, for the Latest Impact Findings on Financing Africa’s Smallholder Farmers , a discussion on Opportunity International's rural finance model, impact assessment results and...
Sep 12, 2013
DFID has been one of the leading agencies in Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P), a market systems approach that works with the private sector to catalyze changes in markets that benefit the poor. DFID’s flagship M4P project in Kenya is the Market Assistance Programme (MAP), managed by Mike...
Aug 01, 2013
Eric Derks, with Tetra Tech, was the former Chief of Party of the USAID/Uganda Livelihoods and Enterprises for Agricultural Development (LEAD) project and is the current Chief of Party for the USAID/Uganda Feed the Future Agricultural Inputs Activity. On USAID LEAD, Derks managed the transition...
Jul 08, 2013 to Jul 12, 2013
Click here to see resources from this training. About the Training Private capital flows to developing countries are increasingly outpacing the levels of official development assistance. This global rise in private investment and trade is shifting the dynamics of development assistance, emphasizing...
Jun 20, 2013
This seminar will feature Thomas Jayne of Michigan State University, David Atwood of USAID’s Bureau for Food Security, and Jerome Wolgin of USAID’s Bureau for Africa in a discussion moderated by Jeanne Downing of USAID’s Office of Microenterprise and Private Enterprise Promotion. The panelists will...