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2019 CLA Case Competition

March 5, 2019
USAID is accepting submissions to the annual Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Case Competition until Friday, April 12.

Private Sector Engagement: What's economics got to do with It?

December 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.

Using CLA to Advance Economic Growth

November 2, 2018
Congratulations to the three winners from the Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) competition! These case studies demonstrate the use of CLA in the economic growth sector.

Investing in Value-Added Processing Businesses

October 22, 2018
In this post, read about how Feed the Future's Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Prize selected Reel Fruit to receive acceleration services. ReelFruit is dried fruit and nuts packaging and distribution business in Nigeria.

Let Women Work: Regulatory Issues and Wage Employment

October 5, 2018
For poor women around the world, their two hands are often their most important ticket out of poverty. If they can find paid wage work in the same way that men do, it not only improves their own physical welfare, but also contributes to greater GDP growth.

Results-Based Funding in Ugandan Health Cooperatives

September 19, 2018
HealthPartners has been helping Ugandans start sustainable health cooperatives since 1997. Three years ago, we shifted from input funding to results-based funding. That shift was a game changer in terms of project cost-effectiveness and cooperative autonomy.

Empowering Young People to be Entrepreneurs

September 10, 2018
In West Africa, young people are struggling to find viable jobs in their communities. The myAgro program encourages them to become entrepreneurs by employing them to work with farmers and savings groups.