This May, Marketlinks Explores How Economic Growth Programs Can Create More Inclusive, Sustainable, and Resilient Economies

April 30, 2021


A row of factory workers wear white at a row of workstations.
Photo Credit: USAID/Vietnam

This May, Marketlinks explores how economic growth programs can create more inclusive, sustainable, and resilient economies. This includes the ways in which we engage with the private sector and approach economic growth programming from a market and governance systems perspective. USAID’s new Economic Growth Policy reviews emerging trends and offers six new principles for our programming to advance our enterprise-driven development approach. Through these principles, the Policy helps USAID address constraints related to market and governance failures, lack of inclusion, and environmental sustainability. 

How do these new principles affect your approach? What does the application of these principles mean for addressing the economic impacts of COVID-19, climate change, endemic state corruption, and other key priorities of the Biden-Harris Administration? How can these principles help USAID programs alleviate poverty while supporting the American middle-class? Follow along with us this month to learn more about the Policy and how your organization is utilizing the principles of the Economic Growth Policy or other guidances to advance market systems change and private sector engagement work globally. 

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