Sustainable poverty escapes require enabling vulnerable people to manage and mitigate risks while ensuring shocks and stresses don’t undermine development gains.
Oct 24, 2019
Join SCALE for the Building Household Resilience with Inclusive Financial and Market Systems webinar on Thursday, October 24th at 10 am EST. This webinar will examine how the Food for Peace-funded ENSURE DFSA in Zimbabwe enhanced household-level resilience through an integrated systems approach.
Oct 03, 2019
This report details findings from a qualitative assessment of the Siyakha Girls pilot conducted by ASPIRES in August 2019.
Oct 01, 2019
This is the second post in a two-part blog series. This post explores the methodology to quantitatively measure social connectedness.
Sep 27, 2019
The purpose of this analysis was to inform the decisions of the USAID/Mozambique-funded Coastal City Adaptation Project (CCAP) and the Government of Quelimane to protect the most climate-vulnerable residents in the peri-urban areas of this coastal city from climate change risks.
Sep 20, 2019
This study identifies and describes levels of household economic vulnerability in HIV-affected communities in Côte d’Ivoire.
Sep 20, 2019
This report compiles presentations and notes from the Accelerating Strategies for Practical Innovation & Research in Economic Strengthening (ASPIRES) Family Care Uganda Learning Event, Economic Strengthening and Keeping Children in Family Care, held May 29-30, 2018.
Sep 20, 2019
This is the Follow-On Coaching Guide developed for ParaSocial Workers (PSWs) working under the Economic Strengthening to Keep and Reintegrate Children into Families (ESFAM) project.
Dec 02, 2019 to Dec 04, 2019
San Pedro Sula, Honduras
¡Atención colegas latinoamericanos! Register now for el Inclusive Market Systems Conference in Honduras on December 2-4 Attention Latin American colleagues! Register now for the Inclusive Market Systems Conference in Honduras on December 2-4. Join LAC colleagues and industry representatives in San Pedro Sula, Honduras for an interactive conference on inclusive market systems: preparing the LAC region for the 4 th Industrial Revolution.
Sep 19, 2019
This post highlights the USAID-funded Cooperative Development Program, which promotes measurable impacts on women’s earning potential and leadership in cooperative organizations in Rwanda.
Sep 18, 2019
This post highlights a grant under the ASPIRES project to implement the Economic Strengthening to Keep and Reintegrate Children into Families (ESFAM) project in Uganda.
Sep 19, 2019
Washington, District Of Columbia, United States
Join IFPRI for a webinar highlighting the adaptation challenges confronting poor people, notably poor farmers whose livelihoods are fragile and dependent on the weather and launch a year of action to begin rising to meet this challenge.
Sep 10, 2019
This post introduces a USAID guidance resource for incorporating resilience into market systems analysis and programming. This resource provides an adaptable process for USAID missions and implementing partners to assess market systems resilience.
Apr 20, 2020 to Apr 23, 2020
The third annual Market Systems Symposium offers the opportunity to collaborate with leading experts and professionals from around the world to advance conversations exploring innovations in research and the application of market systems development tools and strategies.
Sep 10, 2019
This webinar presentation will explore the pathways that have emerged to deliver investment in common property resources in Guatemala, Mexico, Nepal and Namibia, as well as the implications of these findings on forest management institutional arrangements.
Aug 29, 2019
This is the first in a two-part blog series. It draws on ongoing research in South Sudan funded by USAID/OFDA and implemented by Mercy Corps and the Feinstein International Centre at Tufts University. This post presents research findings on the importance of social connections for coping and recovery.
Aug 29, 2019
Village Enterprise works to end extreme poverty in rural Africa by providing groups of three entrepreneurs with seed capital, training, ongoing mentoring, and support for the formation of Business Savings Groups. This post highlights a $5.32m payment-for-results project in the form of a Development Impact Bond.
Aug 27, 2019
USAID’s Value Chains for Rural Development project uses an inclusive, market systems approach to support smallholder producers, farmer groups, agribusinesses, and community organizations.
Aug 23, 2019
The Resilience Measurement Practical Guidance Note draws on examples from multiple country and project contexts of what worked well, what challenges emerged and what solutions were developed while implementing an RMS.
Mar 10, 2020 to Mar 12, 2020
Durban, South Africa
SG2020: The Future of Savings Groups will take place on March 10-12, 2020 in Durban, South Africa, and offer a platform for attendees to connect, engage and learn from each other about the challenges and opportunities they face in supporting Savings Groups worldwide.
Aug 23, 2019
The ASPIRES Zimbabwe DREAMS Job Demand Market Analysis lays out a strategy to support youth employment and microenterprise development programs that place adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in jobs or self-employment, building on a comprehensive job demand market analysis tailored to the situation of AGYW in Zimbabwe.
Sep 05, 2019
Marketlinks and Mercy Corps hosted a webinar on September 5th to present on the ongoing research from USAID's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance-funded research on findings for returns and recovery in South Sudan.
Apr 19, 2019
On April 19, 2019, USAID hosted the Digital Financial Inclusion for Development Forum to showcase the latest evidence in inclusive digital services on development outcomes, emerging models and best practices.
Aug 19, 2019
This post starts an important evidence-based discussion about why diversity and inclusion are central to addressing complex challenges.
Aug 16, 2019
This post introduces an interview with Kristin O'Planick for the System Insight Podcast about a new framework for assessing market systems resilience being designed by USAID.
Aug 01, 2019
Do you have great photos of climate and development? Do you want to showcase your photos and promote your work on Climatelinks? Now is your chance!
Jul 30, 2019
Data protection is a primary focus of the humanitarian sector. In late 2016, USAID supported a digital cash transfer preparedness grant meant to help NGOs be equally well-prepared to offer (digital) cash as to offer other modalities of assistance (e.g. in-kind items).
Jul 19, 2019
This brief reviews the evidence from four recent publications to highlight emerging scholarship on vulnerable adolescent girls in sub-Saharan Africa.
Jul 12, 2019
The SEEP Networking Women's Economic Empowerment (WEE) Working Group is seeking good practices, resources, and case studies from organizations and programs on measuring women's economic empowerment programming. Submit by August 9, 2019.
Jul 10, 2019
This piece originally appeared on Impact Alpha . It was authored by Lala Faiz, USAID INVEST, Serena Guarnaschelli, KOIS, and Vanessa Holcomb Mann, USAID INVEST. Blended finance continues to gain traction, and for good reason. For investors, it can shift the balance between risk and return in...
Jul 03, 2019
Do any of you have experience implementing agricultural, livelihoods, or WASH projects in preparedness, emergency and/or recovery ? If so, USAID / FFP -funded technical assistance and learning awards and the SCALE and PRO-WASH team would like to hear from you! Take 20 minutes and add your voice...