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Practical Analytical Framework for Inclusive Entrepreneurial Market Systems

October 7, 2020
An analytical tool developed by the Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security (EEFS) project, the Inclusive Entrepreneurial Market Systems (IEMS) framework is a first step in building on existing enabling environment tools and market system theoretical frameworks to provide concrete guidance to USAID Missions, Operating Units, and implementing partners (IPs) on how to examine the underlying variables in systems that may present barr

Check Out the New Finance Wiki

April 6, 2020
The USAID Private Sector Engagement Team is excited to launch the new Finance Wiki on Marketlinks. This resource is intended to help development practitioners deepen their knowledge of development finance.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Blended Finance

March 5, 2020
Blended finance is the strategic use of development funds, such as those from government aid and philanthropic sources, to mobilize private capital for social and environment results, such as improving infrastructure, education, agriculture, healthcare, and more.

Seed Availability and Access

January 21, 2020
CIAT supports the development of seed systems uniting actors along the value chain to create sustainable seed systems and spur links with formal seed producers.

Five Innovations to Building Resilience through Market Systems

January 17, 2020
At the 2019 SEEP Annual Conference, five finalists delivered seven-minute pitches sharing new approaches to solve a problem and build resilience. The audience voted and selected one winner. Find out which project was selected to win a hypothetical million dollars.